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ALL ABOUT EY – MUSINGS ABOUT
                     ALL ABOUT EY – MUSINGS ABOUT
                     ALL ABOUT EY – MUSINGS ABOUT
                    LITERATURE, THE SHORT STORY AND
                    LITERATURE, THE SHORT STORY AND
                    LITERATURE, THE SHORT STORY AND
                     THE CURRENT STATE OF LITERARY
                     THE CURRENT STATE OF LITERARY
                     THE CURRENT STATE OF LITERARY
                                 AFFAIRS
                                 AFFAIRS
                                  AFFAIRS
                           Refer  to  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_story,  you  may

                           find  the  description  of  a  short  story.    It  is    a  piece  of  prose
                           fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a
                           self-contained  incident  or  series  of  linked  incidents,  with  the
                           intent  of  evoking  a  “single  effect”  or  mood.  A  dictionary
                           definition is “an invented prose narrative shorter than a novel
                           usually  dealing  with  a  few  characters  and  aiming  at  unity  of
                           effect and often concentrating on the creation of mood rather
                           than plot.”  The short story is a crafted form in its own right.
                           Short stories make use of plot, resonance, and other dynamic
                           components  as  in  a  novel,  but  typically  to  a  lesser  degree.
                           While  the  short  story  is  largely  distinct  from  the  novel  or
                           novella  (a  shorter  novel),  authors  generally  draw  from  a
                           common  pool  of  literary  techniques.  Short  story  writers  may
                           define  their  works  as  part  of  the  artistic  and  personal

                           expression  of  the  form.  They  may  also  attempt  to  resist
                           categorization  by  genre  and  fixed  formation.  In  terms  of
                           length, word count is typically anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 for
                           short  stories,  however  some  have  20,000  words  and  are  still
                           classed as short stories. Stories of fewer than 1,000 words are
                           sometimes  referred  to  as  “short  stories”,  or  “flash  fiction”.  In
                           short, Short stories have no set length. In terms of word count
                           there is no official demarcation between an anecdote, a short
                           story, and a novel. Rather, the form’s parameters are given by
                           the  rhetorical  and  practical  context  in  which  a  given  story  is
                           produced  and  considered,  so  that  what  constitutes  a  short
                           story  may  differ  between  genres,  countries,  eras,  and
                           commentators.























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