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A drabble is an extremely short work of fiction of exactly one hundred words in length[1], although the term is often loosely

used to indicate a short story of fewer than 1000 words A story pun (also known as a poetic story joke or Feghoot) is a humorous short story or vignette ending in an atrocious pun (typically a play on a well-known phrase) where the story contains sufficient context to recognize the punning humor.[1] It can be considered a type of shaggy dog story. Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category. Some self-described markets for flash fiction impose caps as low as three hundred words, while others consider stories as long as a thousand words to be flash fiction.[

tales, fantasies, humor and satire, character studies, confession, biography, history, education, religion, and local color types

DRABBLE - extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length FEGHOOT - humorous short story or vignette ending in an atrocious pun FLASH FICTION - is fiction characterized by its extreme brevity FLASH PROSE - is brief creative writing, generally on the order of between 500 and 1500 words MOLBO STORY - a tale about molboers, the inhabitants of Molboland SHORT PROSE - a generic term for various kinds of very short fictional prose; short prose may or may not be narrative. Short prose pieces are considerably shorter than a short story, i.e., usually less than c. 1,000 words SKETCH STORY - may contain little or no plot; the sketch itself may describe impressions of people or places VIGNETTE - short, impressionistic scenes that focus on one moment or give a trenchant impression about a character, an idea, or a setting

Flash prose, also known as flash literature, is brief creative writing, generally on the order of between 500 and 1500 words. A molbo story is a tale about molboers, the inhabitants of Molboland. Geographically this is an area called Mols in Denmark, typically a kind of an ethnic joke. The folklore tales of the molboers calledmolbohistorier (molbo stories) have existed in Denmark at least since the 18th century. The first 13 molbostories were published in the book Beretning om de vidtbekiendte Molboers vise Gierninger og tapre Bedrifter (tales of the wellknown molboers wise and brave actions) in 1771 by the publisher Christian Elovius Magnor, who by permission of the Danish king Christian VII had started the printing press viborg bogtrykkeri in the Danish city of Viborg. A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels. Short story definitions based on length differ somewhat even among professional writers, somewhat in part because of the fragmentation of the medium into genres. Since the short story format includes a wide range of genres and styles, the actual length is determined by the individual author's preference (or the story's actual needs in terms of creative trajectory or story arc) and the submission guidelines relevant to the story's actual market. Guidelines vary greatly among publishers.[1]

A sketch is mainly descriptive, either of places (travel sketch) or of people (character sketch). Writers of sketches like Washington Irving clearly used the artist as a model. A sketch story is a hybrid form. It may contain little or no plot, instead describing impressions of people or places. In the ninteenth century the sketch made very frequent appearances in the magazines [2]. In the twentieth century sketches become more allusive. They may focus on individual moments, leaving the reader to imagine for themselves the events that led to this occasion, and to wonder what events will follow. Writers from Sherwood Anderson to John Updike used this form, often as a hybrid. In short, a sketch story aims at "suggestiveness rather than explicitness.
A literary vignette is a short sketch or brief, descriptive scene (e.g. in a play) that focuses on one moment within the narrative or illuminates something about a particular character.