Short stories: Yay or Nay?

The Short story seems to be having a revival of sorts. I, for one, have always leaned towards this genre, simply because I am most comfortable with it. There is a certain beauty in brevity. I like the fact that something has gone on before this story unfolded, and something else will happen, after I have concluded it. Whatever that maybe is left to the reader’s imagination.

Despite, my love for it, I often wonder, if the short story is regarded as a poor second cousin to its grander rival, the novel? Invariably I get asked, “Are you working on a novel?” as though I need to move on, to graduate in a sense, to better things. The long and the short of it is: No. I love what I do, and intend to carry on for a while yet.

My question to you however is: What do you prefer?

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2 thoughts on “Short stories: Yay or Nay?

  1. I do like your short stories. I am not one to read big thick books as just the size of the book/writing puts me off!!! But like you said you leave it to the person reading as to develop on a before and after to the readers imagination is fab. It almost makes you wonder what path the story is going to take. I live your work, short and sweet and a pleasure to read. X

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