I just published a one-shot (inspired by the #aimtoengage2019 contest), and I wanted to know if one-shots fitted in the short story genre? That’s what I thought first, but now I’ve doubts because short stories also include stories with a few chapter.
So are one-shots short stories? And if not, in which genre are they fitting?
Thank you in advance
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I believe one-shots count as short stories.
Short stories encompass:
(the names vary, though)
less than 1,000 words (Though in some cases could be up to 2,000)
25-500 words, the average Postcard fiction is 250.
A. Nanofiction = less than 300 words
B. Drabble = exactly 100 words
C. Dribble = exactly 50 words
D. Six Word Stories = exactly 6 words
So yeah, anything that’s under 50,000 or so words is a short story. I don’t know if others have a different opinion or view, but that’s what I think.
Glad I’m not the only one at least!
Thanks for your help!
One-shots are short stories.
A short story is anything that isn’t a novel length, but the technical terms are broken down into different meanings for their word count.
Micro fiction or flash fiction are around 100–1,000 words.
Short stories are around 1,000–7,500 words.
Novelettes are around 7,500–20,000 words.
Novellas are around 20,000–50,000 words.
All of which can be considered a “short story” on Wattpad. Just be sure to tag it as a “oneshot” and its corresponding genres and themes.
So all my short stories are actually flash fiction
I feel even worse now
Why? What’s wrong with short stories/flash fiction?
But on a serious note:
Don’t feel bad! You can always add more to the stories or do what you can to make your newer projects longer. And even if you can’t, it’s not a bad thing.
Cuz I at least thought my stories were short story. Should I change their descriptions now?
Oh I see. I personally think longer doesn’t always mean better. I’m often impressed when an author can make a meaningful story with very little words. Kind of like six-word-stories.
I don’t think so. I feel like flash fiction is a sub-category under the short story category
Six word stories are good, I agree.
Thank you for your help!
I agree with @edoggypaws !
Haha! I love Dory! Gotta listen to her!