Short Stories!!!

 

Have you ever tried reading a short story?  There are books published with a theme and different authors write a short story within that theme.  Each story is different since each author has a different view point.  Short stories are great when you don't want to get involved with a longer title.  Teenspace compiled a list of short stories awhile ago, but more have been published.  Check out these short stories for some great tales.

 Fear:  13 stories of suspense and horror
Stories by:  R.L. Stine, Heather Graham, Suzanne Weyn, Jennifer Allison, Heather Brewer, Peg Kehret, Alane Ferguson, Ryan Brown, F. Paul Wilson, Meg Cabot, Walter Sorrells, James Rollins and Tim Maleeny

 How Beautiful the Ordinary:  Twelve Stories of Identity
Stories by David Levithan, Eric Shanower, Ron Koertge, Jacqueline Woodson, Francesca Lia Block, Margo Lanagan, William Sleator, Ariel Schrag, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Julie Anne Peters, Emma Donoghue and Gregory Maguire

 Kisses from Hell
Stories by Richelle Mead, Alyson Noel, Kristin Cast, Kelley Armstrong and Francesca Lia Block

 Kiss me Deadly:  13 Tales of Paranormal Love
Stories by Michelle Zink, Justine Musk, Sarah Rees Brennan, Becca Fitzpatrick, Caitlin Kittredge, Carrie Ryan, Michelle Rowen, Rachel Vincent, Daniel Marks, Maggie Stiefvater and Daniel Waters

 Pick-Up Game:  a Full Day of Full Court
Stories by Charles R. Smith, Jr., Walter Dean Myers, Bruce Brooks, Willie Perdomo, Sharon G. Flake, Robert Burleigh, Rita Williams-Garcia, Joseph Bruchac, Adam Rapp, Robert Lipsyte

 Teeth:  Vampire Tales
Stories by Genevieve Valentine, Steve Berman, Christopher Barzak, Neil Gaiman, Delia Sherman, Garth Nix, Suzy McKee Charnas, Kaaron Warren, Cecil Castellucci, Jeffrey Ford, Nathan Ballingrud, Kathe Koja, Catherynne M. Valente, Melissa Marr, Ellen Kushner, Cassandra Clare & Holly Black, Lucius Shepard and Emma Bull

 Truth & Dare:  20 Tales of Heartbreak and Happiness
Stories by Matthue Roth, Sarah Rees Brennan, Michael Lowenthal, Jennifer R. Hubbard, Sherry Shahan, Saundra Mitchell, Heidi R. Kling, Courtney Gillette, Jennifer Knight, Shelley Stoehr, Jill Wolfson, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Liz Miles, Ellen Wittlinger, Luisa Plaja, Cecil Castellucci, Emma Donoghue and Sara Wilkinson

 Zombies vs. Unicorns
Stories by Garth Nix, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Naomi Novik, Carrie Ryan, Margo Lanagan, Maureen Johnson, Diana Peterfreund, Meg Cabot, Cassandre Clare, Kathleen Duey and Libba Bray

Short Stories

Do you have a favorite author?  Think you have read everything by that author?  Did you know that many young adult authors write short stories?  You could be missing a story from your favorite author.  Are you unsure about an author?  Read one of their short stories to get a feel for their writing style.  Here are some of the authors that are included in our list of short stories:  M.T. Anderson, Sarah Dessen, John Green, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Stephenie Meyer, Garth Nix, Neal Shusterman, Vivian Vande Velde, Nancy Werlin and Scott Westerfeld.

21 Dresses
Authors include:  Libba Bray, Jacqueline Woodson, Ned Vizzini, John Green, Sarah Mylnowski, Melissa de la Cruz, Holly Black, Brent Hartinger, Lisa Sandell, Will Leitch, Leslie Margolis, Cecily von Ziegesar, E. Lockhart, Jodi Anderson, David Levithan, Dan Ehrenhaft, Liz Craft, Aimee Friedman, and Adrienne Vrettos
666:  the number of the beast
Authors include:  Peter Abrahams, Christopher Pike, Joyce Carol Oates, Heather Graham, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Robin Wasserman and Melissa de la Cruz.
Firebirds Rising
Authors include:  Francesca Lia Block, Alan Dean Foster, Diana Wynne Jones, Tanith Lee and Tamora Pierce
First Kiss (then tell)
Authors include:  Deb Caletti, Nikki Grimes, Shannon Hale, Sarah Mlynowski, Donna Jo Napoli and Scott Westerfeld
Gothic!:  ten original dark tales
Authors include:  M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and Vivian Vande Velde
Let it Snow:  three holiday romances
Even though these stories take place during the holiday season they will warm your heart all year around.
Authors:  John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.
Love is Hell
Authors include:  Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld and Gabrielle Zevin
No such thing as the real world:  stories about growing up and getting a life

Authors include:  M.T. Anderson, K.L. Going, Chris Lynch, Jacqueline Woodson
Prom Nights From Hell
Authors include:  Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe and Stephenie Meyer
The Restless Dead:  ten original stories of the supernatural
Authors include:  Annette Curtis Klause, Deborah Noyes, Libba Bray, M.T Anderson and Holly Black
Troll’s Eye View:  a book of villainous tales
Authors include:  Garth Nix, Nancy Farmer, Holly Black, and Neil Gaiman
Sideshow:  ten original tales of freaks, illusionists, and other matters odd and magical
Authors include:  Vivian Vande Velde, Annette Curtis Klause, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Matt Phelan
Twice Told:  original stories inspired by original art
Authors include:  Sarah Dessen, John Green, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Neal Shusterman and Nancy Werlin
What are you afraid of?:  stories about phobias
Authors include:  Gail Giles, David Lubar and Neal Shusterman
Vacations from Hell
Authors include:  Sarah Mlynowski, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare and Libba Bray

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