#short stories

In Praise of the Short Story

Do short stories get the short end of the stick when we talk about works of literature? Here's one reader on why the form deserves more praise.

5 Short Story Anthologies for February

It's time to get excited about stories again this year. And what better way to get our reading energy back than with some short story anthologies?

15 Science Fiction Short Stories To Take You Out of this World

We're in a new golden age of science fiction, especially science fiction short stories. These are some of the best stories you can read right now online.

4 of the Best Free Holiday Short Stories Online About Season’s Drama

If you find the holidays more foreboding than cheerful, find someone to relate to in these 4 free holiday short stories available to read online.

Have a Spooky Holiday With Christmas Ghost Stories

Christmas ghost stories were part of celebrations in Victorian England. These spooky tales are perfect to bring this tradition into the 21st century.

Why Some of the Best Fiction of 2019 is 1,000 Words or Less

A short fiction fan takes a look at some of the best recent examples of flash fiction available online and through literary magazines.

Reading While Bilingual: How Translated Books Helped Shape My Cultural Identity

How reading immigrant stories and working with translation helped one Rioter regain her identity as a multilingual reader and find common ground.

Where to Find Free Short Stories Online

Whether you're looking to break a reading slump or prefer short form writing, we've got the deets on where you can find free short stories online.

6 Short Stories for Fans of BLACK MIRROR

Keep the technology-inspired horror and thrill going with six short stories for fans of BLACK MIRROR--just don't read them on your ereader!

25 New Short Story Collections to Read This Summer: The List List #350

The List List is a round-up of the most interesting bookish lists from around the web this week. . . ...

3 Short Stories That Would Make Great Graphic Novels

We've done it with Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," now let's get more! Here are three short stories that should be graphic novels.

5 Short Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto That Would Make Perfect Short Films

Saadat Hasan Manto was an Indo-Pakistani author born in Ludhiana, India. Liberation from British Raj came with a price AKA ...

The Detail That Most CAT PERSON Discussions Missed

Taking a look back at the viral short story CAT PERSON, a reader analyzes some missed points about consent and communication in sexual encounters.

18 Great Short Stories You Can Read Free Online

ree short stories to save to your Pocket app (or whatever you use) and read on the go!

5 Places to Read Romance Short Stories Online for Free

Get your HEAs or HFNs quickly, for zero dollars, and without changing out of your pajamas with these romance short stories online.