How to write fiction: The best short stories

One of the things I enjoy most about writing fiction is the freedom it gives me to explore a story and make it work.

As a young kid, I was obsessed with all things science fiction and fantasy and I read as many science fiction novels as I could, hoping to be one of the few people to enjoy them all.

I was very fortunate to have been in an excellent reading group at my local community college, where I was a freshman, when I was given a chance to read the classics of science fiction by Michael Moorcock and Isaac Asimov.

I loved them and I loved my time in college.

I had an incredible time, but I’m lucky to have spent so much time writing short fiction in the 20 years since.

As a writer, I think short stories are an incredibly powerful medium, particularly if you’re a storyteller or a short story writer.

They are great storytelling tools, allowing you to explore ideas without having to think about what the audience wants to see.

If you don’t write well, it can feel like you’re just repeating yourself, and you’re missing out on a lot of the potential of the medium.

The problem with short fiction, however, is that it’s often very short.

For a writer to succeed in writing a great story, she needs to have a good eye for a long narrative.

So, here are the top 10 best short fiction stories, with a special emphasis on horror stories.


“The Night the Sun Blasted” by Jules Feiffer, first published in 1984 (by Robert Louis Stevenson)   I first read this short story in the late 1990s, and it was the first short story I read for my class at my university.

It was written for a class of students who were learning how to write a horror story.

The title “The Last Day of Summer” was a reference to the final day of summer.

The students had all spent the summer on a trip to the Grand Canyon, where they were all to meet up with friends from the nearby towns of Humboldt and Longmont, for a picnic.

It turns out that everyone is having fun and talking about the great outdoors, and the school is running a summer camp for kids from the surrounding towns.

They all start talking about how the campers are just as silly as they are, and that the camp is going to be all about the sun.

The campers go on a picnic, but they don’t realize that there’s something a little more serious about the group.

The group, led by a girl named Jules, is not only the target of the camp’s evil mastermind, but she’s also the one who is going after her.

It’s her job to get the boys to come with her.

But she has a trick up her sleeve: her friend, the camp leader, is the daughter of a wealthy businessman who has been secretly working with the camp and the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of California, in order to make it easier for him to get his money back.

Jules is not very well known in the town, so she decides to get some help from the local gangster named Johnny G. He offers her some protection, but after a fight with G, she is shot and killed by him.

Jule is dead, and G is sentenced to death by hanging.


“Lonesome Death” by David Lynch, published in 1978 (by William S. Burroughs) I read this story in my junior year of high school.

It wasn’t an especially great story; it was a long story that had a few twists and turns, but it was mostly about the relationship between two characters.

They were trying to escape from the evil of a family whose family was a drug ring.


“Frostburners” by James Patterson, published as a collection in 1980 (by John Brunner) The title of this short tale was a nod to the character Frostburners, a character from the science fiction/fantasy novel, The Frostburner Chronicles.

The story is set in an alternate future where there is no such thing as death and the Earth has been destroyed by a comet.

In the aftermath of the comet, the survivors of Earth’s civilization are trapped in a vast underground city known as the Frostburns, which is located somewhere underground, somewhere on the surface.

They have to fend for themselves as they try to survive on a world without the food they need.


“Walking on Sunshine” by Robert W. Chambers, published by HarperCollins in 1991 (by Stephen King) Stephen King is an avid short story reader and he loves stories that have a little something extra.

So, he decided to give us a short tale that was about two teenagers, a boy named Michael and a girl, named Laura, who is also a teenager. They