Length of a short story

  1. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Several people have asked me about the length of short stories. Between 1,000 and 20,000 words is generally accepted. A short piece of fiction under 1,000 words is usually classified as "flash fiction." A "short" piece of fiction over 20,000 words is usually classified as a "novella." To me, however, flash fiction pieces are short short stories, and Hubpages agrees (500-word minimum)! lol

  2. SiddSingh profile image62
    SiddSinghposted 5 years ago
    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cool! But a single 55-word short story wouldn't cut it on Hubpages. lol. Check out some short stories by the masters, like Hawthorne, Irving, Poe, and Willa Cather. Some are close to 20,000 words!

 
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