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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Short Stories Site! These are the top ten articles that your Short Stories Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. The Short Story
The Short Story is making a revival. These fictional gems may seem short in length, but the tales that they tell are unique and well written.

2. Finding Short Stories
What is commonly referred to as the “Digital Age” has brought about great change for readers of short stories. Now, there are new avenues to find these short pieces of fictional prose.

3. Genres, Characteristics and Elements
Short story readers are no different from other fiction readers. They have many choices today on what they choose to read, and their expectations of a great story should and can be met.

4. Flash Fiction
Flash fiction is simply defined as a story written in fewer words than a short story. The word count may be shorter, but the story’s length does not lessen the writing elements or the reader’s enjoyment.

5. The Short Story Anecdote
Short story readers have many fiction genres to explore when it comes to choosing what they would like to read or write. Just as there are many story types, there are also various styles of how short stories are written. In this article, we will explore the writing style of the anecdote.

6. The Fable
As children, we may have experienced our very first short stories at bedtime. These little stories may have included a hidden life lesson. At a young age, we unknowingly absorbed these teaching messages. These types of short stories are referred to as fables.

7. Once Upon An Alphabet Book Review
Oliver Jeffers’ children’s book of twenty-six short stories tells tales using each letter of the English alphabet. His quirky characters and silly situations depict the ABC’s in an unusual and unique manner. This short story collection is perfect for readers and writers of all ages.

8. How They Met And Other Stories by David Levithan
It’s been said that love makes the world go round. Have you ever thought about what started a relationship’s first spin? This book of short stories explains love’s intricate situations, surprising scenarios, and perfect timing.

9. Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents Review
There are many creative ways for a short story to be written, but did you know one of them is writing a short story in verse? Let's review a work from Kwame Alexander where he connects a series of poems that tell an interesting and unusual tale from the anthology, Flying Lessons & Other Stories.

10. Writing A Sketch Short Story
The art of short story writing offers an author a choice of creative styles. In this article, we will explore the definition, techniques, and artistic choices when it comes to writing the sketch story. I will also share an example and maybe suggest that you write your own!

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