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Best Short Shorts (1958) [Anthology]
by Ilse Aichinger Isaac Asimov Leslie Gordon Barnard Margaret Bird Nelson S. Bond Peter Brackett Hugh B. Cave Laurene Chambers Chinn Sam F. Ciulla Marc Connelly Alfred Coppel August Derleth Mary Dirlam Corey Ford John Godey W. F. Harvey W.C. Heinz Paul Jones Jim Kjelgaard Lois Dykeman Kleihauer Mary Knowles Frederick Laing Elizabeth Middleton Hunt Miller Bud Murphy Quentin Reynolds Robert M. Ross Saki James L. Schisgall Ruth Sterling Georges Surdez Milton White Lawrence Williams Robert Zacks Carl Zuckmayer Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

What is a short short story? Simply, it's a story that comes to the point without wasting words. The short short is not an easy kind of story to write. The author has to be artful—using little verbal slights of hand to take us to the end with a hop, skip, and jump.

The short short can tell a funny or sad tale. It can take us inside the heart and mind of a character or lay bare a moral dilemma. It can invite us on a journey to unfamiliar lands or lead us within ourselves.

Some short shorts—the ones we like best—end with an unexpected twist that takes us by surprise. In a good short short the author carefully plants the groundwork for the twist. He does this so slyly that we find it difficult to guess the ending—but it is there all the time.

Edited by Eric Berger


Original title: Best Short Shorts
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young Adult
FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     August Heat (1910) [Short Story]
      Author: W. F. Harvey
     Open Window, the (1911) [Short Story]
      Author: Saki
     Coroner's Inquest (1930) [Short Story]
      Author: Marc Connelly
     Battle Over the Teacups, a (1932) [Short Story]
      Author: August Derleth
     Snake Dance (1934) [Short Story]
      Author: Corey Ford
     Voice from the Curious Cube, the (1937) [Short Story]
      Author: Nelson S. Bond
     Secret for Two, a (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Quentin Reynolds
     Code of the Underworld (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Jim Kjelgaard
     Two Were Left (1942) [Short Story]
      Author: Hugh B. Cave
     Love Is Kind of Fragile (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert M. Ross
     Hungry Winter, the (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: Elizabeth Middleton
     Four Men and a Box (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Leslie Gordon Barnard
     To Remember These Things (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Milton White
     Shanahan Strad, the (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Paul Jones
     Champion Stock (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Bud Murphy
     Eyes of Mr. Lovides, the (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: John Godey
     Spelling Bee (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Laurene Chambers Chinn
     Dinner for Monsieur Martin (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Georges Surdez
     "I Like It Here" (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Carl Zuckmayer
     One Throw (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: W.C. Heinz
     New Man, the (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Frederick Laing
     Miss Moonlight (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary Knowles
     "I'll Pay the Check" (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Margaret Bird
     Dreamer, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Alfred Coppel
     Opened Order, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Ilse Aichinger
     Double Payment (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Peter Brackett
     Cub, the (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Lois Dykeman Kleihauer
     Mask for Fear, a (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Ruth Sterling
     Smart Kid (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Williams
     Secret in Green, the (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary Dirlam
     Pilot's Choice (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Hunt Miller
     Hard Way Out (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: James L. Schisgall
     Every Man for Himself (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Zacks
     Frame of Mind (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Sam F. Ciulla
     Fun They Had, the (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov

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Best Short Shorts (1958)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Eric Berger
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