Short Stories

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
Stories that you may have read in high school to ones even in college, these are a bunch of short stories thrown together into one large book.

Table of Contents

Welcome to "Short Stories"!

Submitted: October 16, 2019


This includes a short introduction to the book.
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The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

Submitted: September 28, 2018

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas From The Wind's Twelve Quarters: Short Stories by Ursula Le Guin With a clamor of bells th... Read Chapter

The Gift of the Magi

Submitted: October 02, 2018

The Gift of the Magi By O. Henry One dollar and eighty–seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Penni... Read Chapter

The Scarlet Ibis

Submitted: October 02, 2018

The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst Summer was dead, but autumn had not yet been born when the ibis came to the bleeding tree. It's s... Read Chapter

The Lady, or the Tiger?

Submitted: October 03, 2018

The Lady, or the Tiger? Frank R. Stockton   In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though... Read Chapter

Berenice

Submitted: October 05, 2018

Berenice By Edgar Allan Poe Illustration for "Berenice" by Harry Clarke, from Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination,... Read Chapter

Ghosts and Empties

Submitted: October 10, 2018

(I was originally going to write the short story "Broads", but it turned out to be a sex story.. RIP me, xD)   I have someho... Read Chapter

The Monkey's Paw

Submitted: November 15, 2018

The Monkey's Paw By: William Wymark Jacobs (W.W. Jacobs)  (1902 Version)  Part One ???????Without, the ... Read Chapter

The Cat

Submitted: October 07, 2019

The Cat By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Freeman delivers this well crafted tale with cunning and patience, just like the cat's. It is ... Read Chapter

The Story of an Hour

Submitted: October 07, 2019

The Story of an Hour By Kate Chopin This story was first published in 1894 as The Dream of an Hour before being republished under... Read Chapter

The Brave Tin Soldier

Submitted: October 07, 2019

The Brave Tin Soldier By Hans Christian Andersen This lesser-known Hans Christian Andersen story is also known as The Steadfast T... Read Chapter

The Haunted Mind

Submitted: October 07, 2019

The Haunted Mind By Nathaniel Hawthorne "In the depths of every heart there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music... Read Chapter

Regret

Submitted: October 07, 2019

Regret By Kate Chopin This story was first published in 1897 when it appeared in Chopin's short story collection A Night in Acadi... Read Chapter

The Skylight Room

Submitted: October 07, 2019

The Skylight Room By O. Henry First Mrs. Parker would show you the double parlours. You would not dare to interrupt her descripti... Read Chapter

Araby

Submitted: October 07, 2019

Araby By James Joyce Araby was published in James Joyce's short story collection, Dubliners in 1914. It is widely considered to b... Read Chapter

Desiree's Baby

Submitted: October 07, 2019

Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin Desiree's Baby (1894) is set in the Creole region of Louisiana and takes us back in time to the Ant... Read Chapter

An Angel in Disguise

Submitted: October 07, 2019

An Angel in Disguise By T.S. Arthur An Angel in Disguise (1851) was featured in Arthur's collection, After a Shadow and Other Sto... Read Chapter

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Submitted: October 07, 2019

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce Set during the American Civil War, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek" is Bierce's m... Read Chapter

About Love

Submitted: October 07, 2019

About Love By Anton Chekhov About Love is the third and final short story in what is sometimes referred to as "The Little Trilogy... Read Chapter

Lost Hearts

Submitted: October 07, 2019

Lost Hearts By M.R. James Lost Hearts was first published in 1904, featured in M.R. James' Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. This gh... Read Chapter

The Luck of Roaring Camp

Submitted: October 07, 2019

The Luck of Roaring Camp By Bret Harthe The Luck of Roaring Camp is one of two best known stories about the American West written... Read Chapter

A Journey

Submitted: October 07, 2019

A Journey By Edith Whartson A Journey was published in 1889, about a woman's mixed emotions as her husband's health declines rapi... Read Chapter

A New England Nun

Submitted: October 07, 2019

A New England Nun By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman A New England Nun (1891) is about Louisa, who in a month's time, is expected to wed ... Read Chapter

The Hanging Stranger

Submitted: October 07, 2019

The Hanging Stranger By Philip K. Dick Ed had always been a practical man, when he saw something was wrong he tried to correct it... Read Chapter

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Submitted: October 07, 2019

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi By Rudyard Kipling Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was inspired by the ancient Indian fables in the Panchatantra, Book Fiv... Read Chapter

The Pit and the Pendulum

Submitted: October 07, 2019

The Pit and the Pendulum By Edgar Allan Poe The Pit and The Pendulum (1842) and the accompanying illustration by Harry Clarke wer... Read Chapter

To Build a Fire

Submitted: October 08, 2019

To Build a Fire By Jack London Day had broken cold and grey, exceedingly cold and grey, when the man turned aside from the main Y... Read Chapter

My Kinsman, Major Molineux

Submitted: October 08, 2019

My Kinsman, Major Molineux By Nathaniel Hawthorne "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" was written in 1831 and first published in 1832. I... Read Chapter

Odour of Chrysanthemums

Submitted: October 08, 2019

Odour of Chrysanthemums By D. H. Lawrence Odour of Chrysanthemums was written in 1909, revised and published in 1911. It was incl... Read Chapter

A Jury of Her Peers

Submitted: October 08, 2019

A Jury of Her Peers By Susan Glaspell A Jury of Her Peers (1917) is adapted from Glaspell's one-act play Trifles (1916). It is ba... Read Chapter

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Submitted: October 08, 2019

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves By Arabian Nights Though this version of the story is titled, The History of Ali Baba, and of the ... Read Chapter

The Game

Submitted: October 08, 2019

The Game By Mary Roberts Rinehart The Game is Rinehart's thoroughly engaging story about a "fatherless wharf-rat and childless en... Read Chapter

The Call of Cthulhu

Submitted: October 08, 2019

The Call of Cthulhu By H. P. Lovecraft Of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival… a survival ... Read Chapter

The Repairer of Reputations

Submitted: October 08, 2019

The Repairer of Reputations By Robert W. Chambers The Repairer of Reputations is the leading story in Chambers' collection, The K... Read Chapter

Boule de Suif

Submitted: October 08, 2019

Boule de Suif By Guy de Maupassant First published in April 1880, "Boule de Suif" is one of Guy de Maupassant's most famous and i... Read Chapter

The Boy And The Filberts

Submitted: October 08, 2019

The Boy And The Filberts By Aesop This is probably one of the SHORTEST short stories you'll ever see on here. I like this one the... Read Chapter

The Night Came Slowly

Submitted: October 08, 2019

The Night Came Slowly By Kate Chopin I am losing my interest in human beings; in the significance of their lives and their action... Read Chapter

One Summer Night

Submitted: October 08, 2019

One Summer Night By Ambrose Bierce The fact that Henry Armstrong was buried did not seem to him to prove that he was dead: he had... Read Chapter

The Coming of the King

Submitted: October 08, 2019

The Coming of the King By Laura E. Richards The Coming of the King is a delightful morality tale featured in Ms. Richards' collec... Read Chapter

A Blunder

Submitted: October 08, 2019

A Blunder By Anton Chekhov ILYA SERGEITCH PEPLOV and his wife Kleopatra Petrovna were standing at the door, listening greedily. O... Read Chapter

Ex Oblivione

Submitted: October 08, 2019

Ex Oblivione By H. P. Lovecraft When the last days were upon me, and the ugly trifles of existence began to drive me to... Read Chapter

Fat and Thin

Submitted: October 15, 2019

Fat and Thin By Anton Chekhov Time and again, Chekhov used his stories to attack and pillory the strict vertical nature of Russia... Read Chapter

Hearts and Hands

Submitted: October 16, 2019

Hearts and Hands By O. Henry Hearts and Hands was originally published under his pseudonym, Sidney Porter, in 1902. The stor... Read Chapter

Amy's Question

Submitted: October 16, 2019

Amy's Question By T.S. Arthur Amy's Question was featured in Arthur's collection, After a Shadow and Other Stories (1868). &n... Read Chapter

My Financial Career

Submitted: October 16, 2019

My Financial Career By Stephen Leacock When I go into a bank I get rattled. The clerks rattle me; the wickets rattle me; the sigh... Read Chapter

The Aged Mother

Submitted: October 16, 2019

The Aged Mother By Matsuo Basho Also known as The Story of the Aged Mother, this Japanese folktale tells the story of an unkind r... Read Chapter

The Man in the Brown Coat

Submitted: October 16, 2019

The Man in the Brown Coat By Sherwood Anderson   Napoleon went down into a battle riding on a horse. Alexander went... Read Chapter

The Death of a Government Clerk

Submitted: October 16, 2019

The Death of a Government Clerk By Anton Chekhov In this story, Chekhov takes aim at the overtly hierarchical order of Russian so... Read Chapter

The Father

Submitted: October 16, 2019

The Father By Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson   Bjørnson uses just over one thousand words to spin this powerful morality ... Read Chapter

The Little Match Girl

Submitted: October 16, 2019

The Little Match Girl By Hans Christian Anderson The Little Match Girl is also titled The Little Matchstick Girl. Published ... Read Chapter

Hermann The Irascible

Submitted: October 16, 2019

Hermann The Irascible By H.H. Munro (SAKI)  The Story of the Great Weep It was in the second decade of the Twentieth Cen... Read Chapter

Louisa May Alcott: A Child's Biography

Submitted: October 16, 2019

Louisa May Alcott: A Child's Biography By Louisa May Alcott Learn the story about how Louisa ran away and woke up to the town cri... Read Chapter

The Terrible Old Man

Submitted: October 16, 2019

The Terrible Old Man By H. P. Lovecraft Written on January 28, 1920, and originally published in Tryout magazine in 1921, The Ter... Read Chapter

Witches' Loaves

Submitted: October 16, 2019

Witches' Loaves By O. Henry O. Henry's story is simple, yet poignant. It involves an old woman who runs a bakery, an old man who ... Read Chapter

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