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What Makes a Good Short Story? 5 Best Traits of a Great Story + Bonus Tip

Updated: Jul 30

What Makes a Good Short Story on The Writer's Cabin

Originally posted on FFF (now part of BHP)

What Makes a Good Short Story?

I have been obsessed with short stories lately. This is mostly because I needed to read so many when publishing The Beginning & End of All Things. By the way, there are some pretty great stories in that anthology, if I do say so myself. Including the one I wrote under my pen name Turi T. Armstrong called "Todd."


….where was I?

Short stories are like wild animals, and novels are house pets.