Short story

A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. A short story usually deals with a few characters and often concentrates on the creation of the mood rather than the plot. The short story format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels. Short story definitions based on length differ somewhat, even among professional writers, in part because of the fragmentation of the medium into genres. Since the short story format includes a wide range of genres and styles, the actual length is determined by the individual author's preference and the submission guidelines relevant to the story's actual market. Guidelines vary greatly among publishers.[3] Many short story writers define their work through a combination of creative, personal expression, and artistic integrity. They attempt to resist...
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Sonali Bhaumik
Sonali Bhaumik commented on the blog by Yeloblu
on Mar 20, 2014 , 11:37 am
Yeloblu - Some great quotes…
Some great quotes… by some of the greats in the History of mankind… for one of the greatest Nation ever existed!!!  Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;Where knowledge is free;Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls;Where words come out from the depth of truth;Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;Where the mind i more »
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Sreekumar Pulikal Ramachandran
Sreekumar Pulikal Ramachandran and commented on the blog by Supriya T Jagtap
on Mar 07, 2014 , 12:20 pm
Supriya T Jagtap - Marriage!!
One of my very best friend in my office, forwarded this STORY to me today.. its very touching I personally felt and hence thought of sharing with you all!! Hope you would like it and appreciate it!!THE STORY BEGINS....MARRIAGE When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. more »
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Shilpa Bhatnagar
Shilpa Bhatnagar posted the Blog
on Feb 05, 2014 , 09:37 am
A story...
As every couple faces problems, they even faced . But their understanding and devotion to each other, makes things smooth for them. Here is a short story...There was a relatively young girl who was quite educated n had dreams of making a name in the society with her work, but due to social pressure on her family, she agreed to marry, thinking that she can continue her work after marriage, but all the things don't go as per your wishes.A newly married couple reached to the boy's work city . The more »
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Charu Sharma
Charu Sharma updated the Blog
on Aug 24, 2013 , 01:18 am
Women : The Fairer Gender or Weaker?
In a country where millions of people worship Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga and many more facets of femininity, why is it so that women are not the fairer but always the weaker sex? Every morning we read at least one case of rape, abduction, acid-attack, molestation amongst the various crimes against women, in the newspapers. But do we also read the same number of reports on arrests and punishments of the guilty? No. Capital city of the nation soon reaching the top of the economic more »
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Charu Sharma
Charu Sharma updated the Blog
on Aug 24, 2013 , 01:09 am
The Story
The Story                 Isn’t it great to spend your entire life surrounded by your loved ones? To have children and brothers and sisters around, who are always worried about your well-being? It indeed is great!But I just wasn’t born with that a good fate. No one, infact, here has had the bliss of a large loving family. And the fear of losing our loved ones has, rightly, driven us to being selfish and overprotective.When I was a young kid, more »
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Neelam Nath
Neelam Nath updated the Blog
on Jul 12, 2013 , 06:43 am
Goopy Gyne Baghe Byne Rhymes Well,has Nothing to do with Gyne
It is the Title of the Movie, and has nothing to suggest gyne and diseases related to the health of the Women. Children's Movie Made by Satyajit Ray for his small son ,based on the Story written by his Father ,the movie did not do well at the box office ,neither it was critically acclaimed , but certain things are Made for the Family ,by the Family ,Reflects the Family. more »
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Monika Rawal
Monika Rawal is attending an event by Shanthi Venugopal
on Apr 24, 2013 , 02:18 pm
Shanthi Venugopal - Big-B - Play
Plot No 4A, District Centre, Mayur Vihar, Phase 1, New Delhi
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Ketki Vikas Borgaonkar
Ketki Vikas Borgaonkar posted the Blog
on Mar 12, 2013 , 04:28 pm
" i " An Attempt to Break a Record
An invitation to all Published Authors and Aspiring onesThis is an attempt to break an existing Limca Record. Send in your short story and get a chance to be featured in the India Book Of Records and Limca Book Of Records as well. All You need to do is Send in your short Story along with your complete contact details to info@firststepcorp.comTheme“ i ” " i "  can be anything, it can be Fiction or a Real Story, An Autobiography or the way you think you should be. Min more »
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Vinayak Kulkarni
Vinayak Kulkarni commented on the blog by Charu Sharma
on Feb 20, 2013 , 05:33 pm
Charu Sharma - Women : The Fairer Sex or Weaker?
In a country where millions of people worship Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga and many more facets of femininity, why is it so that women are not the fairer but always the weaker sex? Every morning we read at least one case of rape, abduction, acid-attack, molestation amongst the various crimes against women, in the newspapers. But do we also read the same number of reports on arrests and punishments of the guilty? No. Capital city of the nation soon reaching the top of the economic ladder, more »
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Neha Singh
Neha Singh commented on the blog by Yogesh Kumar Sharma
on Jan 29, 2013 , 10:12 pm
Yogesh Kumar Sharma - Then what if 1.6 Cr. is offered??
Now once again an IIM graduate is offered with more then a crore rupees. I don't find any surprise or WOW factor in this. See, it is not a big deal for a hiring company to offer this much amount to our Indian graduate. Afterall the company will be paying him $350,000 means, approx. 30,000 $ per month. Salary in places like USA etc. 30,000$ per month is like 1 lakh rs. per month here in India. So, what is the big thing about it?The big thing would be if the same graduate from IIM gets 1 Crore Rs. more »
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Shishir Kumar
Shishir Kumar commented on the blog by Atishubh Vaishnaw
on Jan 22, 2013 , 05:10 pm
Atishubh Vaishnaw - The Confession.
 My name is manoj .I am 24 years old.I was born in mandi, a small town in Himachal pradesh.My father was a teacher.I lost mymother in my childhood and was brought up by my father only.I was never good in studies. I neither had big dreams nor I wanted to do something for anyone.I always missed my mother. My father was tough from outside ,so I always hesitated to express myselfin front of him.I always wanted someone.In college I met sudha.I fell in love with her.We never became friends but start more »
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Nina S
Nina S posted the Blog
on Jan 03, 2013 , 01:24 pm
Last Summer in Salvador
Last summer I chose to spend in the festering jungle heat of Brazil’s northern coast in a Pink House by the water’s edge in Salvador. It’s the kind of place where you sweat your body weight, pleading with sleep to take over your melting body. Instead what slowly took over was the stench of the receding tide. It filled our nostrils and it filled our senses in a space that drained you just to survive. No place of frivolous pleasures this; except at the bottom of cool long Caiprinhas eve more »
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