short story

noun
a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words.

Origin:
1885–90

short-story, adjective
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short story
 
n
a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp one that concentrates on a single theme

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Example sentences
The short story is that the iron in hemoglobin would be replaced by copper.
The history of cars is a short story in the shadow of public transportation.
Please allow me to express my remarks in a short story.
Short story is, after a month or so ago, anyone can see things that they didn't
  have access to before the change.
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