Skip to Main Content

Creative Writing: Short stories

Ideas on how to engage in creative writing.

Banner Creative Writing

Short story

Short storybrief fictional prose narrative that is shorter than a novel and that usually deals with only a few characters. [Source]

Short stories are usually 1,600-7,500 words. They focus on a single subject or theme, which can begin and end abruptly. Focus is usually on one or two characters and cover a short period of time.


Short stories

Is this the best short story ever written?

Young Writer's Competition: Ode to a Boy Musician' by Lizzie Freestone


Writing technique