Definition of short story in English:

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  • A story with a fully developed theme but significantly shorter and less elaborate than a novel.
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    • Lots of writers use the short story to develop a scene from a greater, future work.
    • When she is writing poetry she will devour novels, biographies and short stories.
    • You can talk about great novels, short stories, movies, or urban legends about the subject.

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