When people think of writing fiction, whether it’s a multi-novel sword-and-sorcery epic or a contender for the Nobel prize in Literature, they picture long, drawn-out stories. They picture manuscripts that, when printed out, could be used to bludgeon someone to death.
And they’re not entirely wrong.
But fiction doesn’t necessarily have to be these long, drawn-out, elaborate things. There is such a thing as short stories and I’m here to tell you guys why it’s awesome to read and to write short fiction.