A short story is essentially a short prose of creative writing intended to captivate the reader into one single theme.
Short Stories are regarded in the publishing world as fictional narratives. An author will often thrust the main character into trouble immediately, to capture the readers’ interest. A sense of curiosity will gradually lead them through a variety of unforeseen circumstances until finally the story begins to unfold. The best short stories can have you in suspense right to the very end – before – revealing – the – outcome.
To cut a long story short, they are an invented story to capture the readers’ attention – quickly.
Often illustrations are added to evoke a sense of mystical belief, especially in children’s books.