Types of Short StoriesKinds of short stories
Brief Stories: Models & Examples
Short-stories can reach from a few lines to tens of pages. Every short stories genre has its own distinctive features that distinguish it from other short stories. We will deal with three types of short stories in this lesson: the lyric short novel, the fictional flashy play and the toll. When a novel is an oceans, a short novel is a water.
Short-stories are short promotional items that deal with a few personalities, usually in the context of a singular occasion. You use economic description of the settings and characteristics and often prefer the evolution of stories through actions rather than exposure. Whilst there are many different short stories genres, here we will look at three types of short stories: lyric, flashy and vignettes.
This lyric short storyline is about a recurrent picture or icon with a minimum emphasis on the action. Although there is a storyline, as the icon is evolved throughout the entire narration, it is not at the centre of the narration. Instead, the picture repeats itself, which remains rather statically throughout the entire history in order to bring the reader closer to the action.
In contrast to plot-driven short stories, which have a limited dissolution, lyric short stories have open ends. Its open end allows a flexibility in reading the main picture, allowing the reader to re-interpret the significance of the icon during and after the film. One example of a lyric short film is Katherine Mansfield's'The Fly', a tale of a man torturing a bowtie after being remembered of his deceased sire.
It is the main picture of history and the evolution of the narration centres around it. This picture could symbolise the man's incapacity to face his own demise, his former relation to his own child or his suppression of mourning. There is no right meaning and the possibilities of many different meaning make up the lyric short story's sophistication.
It is a short novel with a severe number of words, usually no longer than 2,000 or even 1,000 words. Part of a play of light entertainment is a dramatic focus of storyline, characters, setting and exposure. The stories begin in the hot atmosphere of the dispute, because there is no room for actions.
Throughout the narration, a focal point works on one or two major pictures, such as an abandoned road or a busted light, together with the action. Soon as the storyline begins, flashy fictions end with a smack. A lot of stories of this kind are leaving the readers with an sudden emotion or an open dissolution.
One example of Lydia Davis' short story'The Mice' is an example of this. With just over 200 words, it contains all the features of a short novel. David presents the storyteller and the actors as a character in a mess in an efficient and vivid way. They are conflicted because the mouse choose not to plunder in the mess they have.