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short story

a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words.
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short-story, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • Have students write a short story where the main character is an animal owned by pastoral nomads.
  • Have each student select his or her favorite rock art panel from the photos and write a short story to accompany it.
  • Have advanced students read a book or short story of their choosing that is set in or near a wetland.
  • Ask students who they think might read the short story and who might read the long one.
  • To take a break, he began trying to revise a short story, but it suddenly seemed hopeless and he decided to call it a night.
  • In any case, interesting idea for a science fiction short story.
British Dictionary definitions for short story

short story

a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp one that concentrates on a single theme
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