The short story is a literary genre. It is usually fictional, narrative prose and tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction. These stories have their origins in oral story-telling traditions and the prose anecdote, a swiftly-sketched situation that comes rapidly to its point.
This book is dedicated to short stories and to those interested in reading light prose. The goal of this book is to give a nice cross section of this kind of stories in the hope that these stories will excite these people into rediscovering this excellent source of entertainment. It is hoped that this work will be appreciated by a wide range of audience including the student community, the teaching community, the parents and general readers with great enthusiasm.