Written by Nandini Sethi
Sometimes, picking up a book and following a complicated storyline doesn’t sound appealing. Sometimes, you’re in the mood for something equally intriguing, but without having to actually pick up a book. What you’re looking for already exists: short stories.
They are fun, gripping, and easy-to-read, all you have to do is make sure you’re reading the right ones! Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We are giving you 9 must-read short stories of this year, so buckle up and get ready for this (fictional) ride:
Fiery, sexy, and fun! This story follows a humorous theme, centred around the life of a middle-aged woman and her teeny tiny crush on the man next door. She does his best to impress him, but all doesn’t go to plan! To find out what happens, read the story.
If you have ever come to a point in your life when you know giving something up will take you on the right path, this story will be relatable. It is real, dark, and descriptive.
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Have you tried yoga? Meditation? Reading a book? Really, any activity you pick up today seems impossible, thanks to the barrage of notifications and phone calls we receive on a minute basis. What can we do to overcome this distraction? Read the story!
This one’s for the mystery lovers! Without giving too much away, this story will keep you at the edge of your seat and make you feel like you are on an investigative journey yourself.
Dreamy and magical, the story of Edinburgh encapsulates elements of travel and adventure as well as of love. A kind of love that you won’t see coming…
Picture this: you’re sitting in a classroom, hanging out with friends, engaging in usual banter when suddenly you heard a gun go off. Naturally, you panic. This hilarious yet slightly terrifying story follows the lives of young college students as they figure out how to confront a killer on the loose.
Tammy is an introvert, she hates getting out of the house and meeting new people, much to the disdain of her mother. When one day she starts receiving anonymous letters at her door, she allows herself to gloat and boast to her mother, who insisted she was good for nothing.
Set in a traditional Chinese restaurant in the USA, our protagonist, a waitress and self-certified fortune cookie message generator, faces a dilemma. The dilemma isn’t a petty one, no, it makes her question her job, her family, and her entire life.
This one hits home to almost everyone after the year we just had. It’s personal, emotional, and relatable. No one was ready for what they saw. This story isn’t about happiness and rainbows and butterflies, rather it’s about what grief feels like and how suddenly it engulfs you.
Which stories did you enjoy the most? Tell us, so we can tally notes! To read more such short stories and poetry, subscribe to our newsletter and get a hearty supply of your favourite genres in your inbox!