This page was first published around the 25th of September, 2014 and last updated on the 21st of January, 2017 by Patrick Carpen.
Whereas a poem expresses a thought in a few brief lines, a short story goes a bit more in-depth. A short story may open with an exposition or delve right into the action, then weaves a plot which escalates into a climax. When the problem faced by the main character is resolved, it is called the “resolution” which signals the ending of the short story.
A short story then is shorter than a novel but longer than the average poem. Whereas a novel delves into every nook and cranny and gives extensive narration, a short story cuts right to the chase and gets straight to the point.
It would seem like the writer is rushing to the end of the story.
I have been writing short stories since I was a child, and here you will have the opportunity to read a great number of them.