Definitions for "Short story"
Keywords:  prose, fiction, narrative, novel, brief
a brief fictional prose narrative designed to create a unified impression quickly and forcefully, as in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" or Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace."
a piece of fictional writing usually less than 5000 words that contains these basic elements: characters, setting, plot, conflict, resolution, climax, dialogue, protagonist, and antagonist
A story from 500-15,000 words.  After that you are leaving short story country and entering Novelville.
Keywords:  vignette, sliver, shard
a shard, a sliver, a vignette
Keywords:  nonetheless, journey
a short journey, but a journey nonetheless
a single fulcrum point in the character's life
a very specific, very English form with a perfect structure with a plot, characters, theme and technical virtuosity
a visual form, almost anti-dialogue in character, since a dialogue would always offer an answer to a question which itself will be questioned
a humorous animated look at a young girl's reaction when she discovers that her younger sister is suddenly taller than she is
Keywords:  peek, microscopic, culture, author
a microscopic peek into the culture of its author
a very particular form of literature," says Harloe
Keywords:  contemplated, mind, whole, mental, held
a mental object that can be held in the mind and contemplated whole
Keywords:  delicate, flower
a delicate flower
Keywords:  love, affair
a love affair