Short Stories. Big Feelings.

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” – Hamlet, William Shakespeare

It takes special talent to fit emotion and meaning into a few words. Below are short stories of new and old, fiction and nonfiction, uplifting and darkly twisted. Lots of thinking and feeling. Few words. Enjoy.

Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge

A group of high school girls takes revenge on their sadistic gym teacher in the most fitting way possible. Two stowaways find themselves on a ship for the dead. An ancient predator stalks the wrong victim. Here are thirteen tales of death, murder, and revenge.

Meet Cute

A collection of short stories exploring the moment when a couple meets for the first time–from an African American girl in upstate New York who simultaneously finds a prom dress and a date to a transgender girl who confronts the student blocking her right to use the school restroom.

Lost and Found: 3 by Shaun Tan

In these three stories that explore how we lose and find what matters most to us, a girl finds a bright spot in a dark world; a boy leads a strange, lost being home; and a group of peaceful creatures lose their home to cruel invaders.

Summer Love

These short stories are about the emergence of young love of bonfires and beaches, of the magical in-between time when young lives step from one world to another, and about finding the courage to be who you really are, to follow your heart and live an authentic life.

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

From basketball dreams and family fiascoes to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us. Read stories from award winning authors such as Walter Dean Myers, Meg Medina, Grace Lin, Soman Chainani, Kwame Alexander and Jacqueline Woodson. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.