Short story covers a multitude of forms and lengths, from the novella to the extremely brief. Perhaps the most famous short story of all was only six words: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn," famous for its brevity as much as its content. It's attributed to Ernest Hemingway, but that's all it is - attributed. Nowadays it would be called 'flash' or 'sudden' fiction, right at the very shortest end of the scale. At the other end are stories of 10,000 words or more. I've written all kinds and been lucky enough to see some published in various forms.
Here are a few that have been enjoyed by readers around the world.