Short Stories

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    ‘Christmas From the Dark Side of the Moon’ by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Latest Stories

Merry Christmas, Steve
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‘Merry Christmas, Steve’ by Ruth Ware

In this delightfully dark short story, a woman faces her first Christmas without her husband.

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9 brilliant short stories by women to read now

Liked Cat Person? You'll love these

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Every woman needs to read this short story about bad sex and dating

‘Cat Person’ has gone viral – and for good reason, too

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10 must-read books for October

From short stories to epic journeys

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The Annual Visit: an original short story by Janet Ellis

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Where Are You Going, My Beautiful Friend?: a short story by Jade Chang

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The First Parting: an original short story by Carys Bray

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This is Germany Calling: an original short story by Chris Cleave

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Gloria and The Hyena: a short story by Pettina Gappah

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On the First Day of Christmas: a short story by Maggie O'Farrell

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Six tales of Christmas: exclusive short stories

From our favourite authors

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Meet the winner of Stylist’s gothic short story competition

The big short

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How to write a short story: our essential guide to getting published

Your essential writer's workshop

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Aimee Bender's 'Frog Scouting'

Fragrant tales

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Jeanette Winterson's 'Days Like This'

Fragrant tales

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Beatrice Hitchman's 'Snapped the Twig that Held it'

Fragrant tales

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