Short Stories

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    Stylist Short Stories: read this visceral tale of a holiday romance and the male gaze

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    Stylist Short Stories: A woman reflects on her parents’ life-changing night out

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    Stylist Short Stories: One woman reflects on her old boss when shocking allegations make the news

Latest Stories

This week's Stylist Short Story is Lickety Split by Ulka Karandikar
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Stylist Short Stories: Dive into one woman’s fascination with a stranger on her commute

You’ll never look a bald man the same way again

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Ulka Karandikar
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Introducing Stylist Short Stories: here’s how to submit

From April, Stylist will be publishing a new short story every week.

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Hannah Keegan
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In a reading rut? Try one of these 9 contemporary short story collections by women

Feel the satisfaction of finishing a story without committing to 250+ pages.

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Alice Porter
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10 super-short and seriously powerful reads

Bites of flash fiction from Lydia Davis, Roxane Gay and more.

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Francesca Brown
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‘New Year, Old You’: a short story by Candice Carty-Williams

Perfect (and hilarious) reading as we enter 2020.

Summer reading
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The 11 summer books you NEED to add to your holiday reading list

Thrillers, millennial stories and incredible feminist non-fiction

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Francesca Brown
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These genius vending machines will print short stories for you

If you're short on reading time, these machines have the solution.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Long Reads

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

In this short story, a spacecraft slowly circles the dark side of the moon on Christmas day...

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Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
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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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Ruth Ware
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9 brilliant short stories by women to read now

Liked Cat Person? You'll love these

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Sarah Shaffi
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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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Kayleigh Dray
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Sarah Shaffi
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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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The Stylist web team
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