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short story

noun
1.
a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
Related forms
short-story, adjective
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short story

noun
1.
a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp one that concentrates on a single theme
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