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Short Stories

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Welcome to shortstories!


Please contribute!

This is a place to submit your original short stories or links to works from other authors. Audio versions are also welcome! Discussion threads regarding existing works are encouraged.

Feel free to ask for feedback on your work, just be ready for the consequences.

Please give feedback!

It would be appreciated if everyone commented on three separate short stories besides one of their own before posting a short story, this is to prevent from an excess in submissions and little feedback being given.

Please TAG your posts!

Using the correct tag will allow the bot to apply the correct flair to your post. This will help readers find the types of stories they enjoy.

Add the tag at beginning of your post title. Basically, your post should look something like this:

[SF] My Sci-Fi Story Title


Submission Tags:


[SF] Science Fiction

  • Fiction dealing with futuristic settings such as futuristic science and technology. It often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas".

[FN] Fantasy

  • Fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting.

[HR] Horror

  • A genre of literature that has the capacity to frighten, scare, or startle its readers by inducing feelings of horror, terror, and in some cases loathing.

[MS] Mystery & Suspense

  • Fiction dealing with mysteries, usually about a detective or other law enforcer trying to solve a crime.

[RF] Realistic Fiction

  • A genre of fiction that is untrue, but could actually happen. Or predicts events that will happen in the near future.

[HF] Historical Fiction

  • A form of fiction where the settings are drawn from history, and often contains historical persons. Works in this genre often portray the manners and social conditions of the persons or times presented in the story, with attention paid to historical accuracy.

[AA] Action & Adventure

  • This is a genre of fiction in which an adventure, an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger, forms the main storyline.

[HM] Humor

  • A story that has humorous elements such as random use of words or nonsensical words. Humor stories can also be reflective of reality, portraying it in a funny way.

[RO] Romance

  • Stories of this genre place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, or sometimes a love triangle.

[SP] Speculative Fiction

  • A broad genre of fiction that encompasses any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements.

[TH] Thriller

  • Not the Michael Jackson, "Thriller" but rather a genre that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as its main elements.

[UR] Urban

  • A story taking place in a city landscape the genre is as much defined by the socioeconomic realities and culture of its characters in the urban setting.

[MF] Misc Fiction

  • Basically any fiction that doesn't fit into any of the other categories.

[NF] Non-Fiction

  • A story that actually happened, or describes real events.

[MT] Meta Post

  • For posts that aren't stories but meta questions/announcements.

[OT] Off Topic

  • Pretty much the same thing as the above, although more for user's use.


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