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short short story

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short short story

Plural
short short stories

short short story (short short stories)
  1. A fictional story that is briefer than typical short stories.
    • 1936, E. M. Vickrey, "The Integration of Composition and the Short Story," Peabody Journal of Education, vol. 13, no. 4, p. 182.
      We do not mean the length of the average short story, but rather that of the "short short story" that ranges from 500 to 1200 words.

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