The 101 Best Short Stories for Youth and Adults

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Robert Johnston

The micro-stories or micro-stories are very short stories but that are interesting, exciting or communicate in some way a great concept or meaning. They do not have character development or detailed factual narratives, but are just as enjoyable.

This narrative breaks with the traditional introduction-middle-end structure, going straight to the point, and leaves a greater degree of imagination and creation in the hands of the reader, due to the content implicit in it..

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-He clearly dreamed that the one who created him died. The next day neither of them could wake up. -Drawing, (Ana María Mopty de Kiorcheff).

-In the middle of the night, the sheet woke up and went to work. -Traditional ghost (Eugenio Mandarini).

-A woman is sitting alone in a house. He knows that there is no one else in the world: all other beings have died. There is a knock on the door. -Message (Thomas Bailey Aldrich).

-When the gates of hell were opened we discovered that most of the demons were already outside. -Demons.

-Before falling I could see how my dreams were quickly escaping through the corridors of the subway. -Huída (Ricardo Reques).

-Reality struck him again, viciously. He wanted to isolate himself from the world. Delete it. Rebuild it. And wrote the poem. -Poem, I (Alba Omil).

-He did not fall in love with her, but with her shadow. He was going to visit her at dawn, when his beloved was the longest. -Quality and quantity (Alejandro Jodorowsky).

-That man was invisible, but no one noticed it. -Gabriel Jiménez Eman.

-It was all laughter when the circus arrived. Then came the murders. -Circus.

-My partner asked me for a little time. I delayed the timer on the bomb for 5 minutes. -Weather.

-The dying blind man discovered that a greater darkness awaited him than that which had enveloped him in life. -To the other side.

-"Quick," he said, "throw the ashes of the Phoenix into that river." -Heart (Antonio Cabrera).

-At the age of two, he climbed the highest slide in the park and jumped on his head. His mother is still waiting for him to come down. -David Generous.

-I go out to the street and there is street. I start to think and there is always thought. This is exasperating. -Against professional secrecy (César Vallejo).

-We read everything that had been written about love. But when we love each other we discover that nothing has been written about our love. -You and me (Marco Denevi).

-As it went up and up, the balloon cried when it saw that the child escaped. -The balloon (Miguel Saiz Álvarez).

-The branches were populated with birds. A shot rang out and the tree fell heavily. -Birds (César Antonio Alurralde).

-The crime scene was full of actors. All dead. -Performance.

-After subjecting him to a thousand and one tests, the aliens returned him home. Not without first recommending that you lower your cholesterol. -Exam.

-I, who have been so many men, have never been the one in whose embrace Matilde Urbach fainted. -Gaspar Camerarius.

-If the water evaporates the swimmer still supports himself, there is no doubt: he is an angel. -Flight test (Eugenio Mandarini).

-I once dreamed that I was writing a story. When I woke up from the dream I also woke up from the story that I now tell as a written dream. -Dream (Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy).

-When he was writing the shortest story of his life, death wrote an even shorter one: come. -Desinence (Juanjo Ibáñez).

-They woke up in the same bed, but each had been somewhere else for a long time. -David Generous.

-When Gregorio Samsa woke up one morning from a restless sleep, he screamed at the sight of a monstrous insect on his bed. -Metamorphosis.

- When Death came to claim his soul the player said that he had lost it on a bet. -Bet.

-The suicide bomber hangs himself around his neck with the telephone cable. The city is dark. -Darkness (Antonio Di Benedetto).

-He didn't have to pull the trigger: it was enough to force him to bite his tongue. -Tongue of viper (Jaime Valdivieso).

-If I were to write everything I think about the crane, how boring it would be! -Pillow book (Sei Shonagon).

-"Mom, can we stop playing hide and seek? I'm tired". “Not yet, darling. Outside, dad keeps yelling. " -Hiding place.

-We ran out of love. We separated. Each one took by his side. -In a strict sense (Jaime Muñoz Vargas).

-We were almost reaching the town when the hitchhiker said: "On that curve I killed myself." - Auto stop.

-He gave her a necklace of fireflies to return to her at night. After two months the insects died and he no longer knew how to find it. -David Generous.

-When the little green men left the men in black came and then everything turned gray. -Colors.

-When he woke up, the dinosaur was still there. -The Dinosaur (Augusto Monterroso).

-When he woke up, he sighed in relief: the dinosaur was no longer there. -The dinosaur (Pablo Urbanyi).

-He proposed marriage. She did not accept. And they were very happy. -Loved.

-The woman I loved has become a ghost. I am the place of the apparitions. -Horror story, Juan José Arreola.

-The town welcomed the arrival of the circus with enthusiasm. At last there would be work, even if it was a trainer. -Bread and Circus.

-A blind man, with his white cane, in the middle of the desert cries without being able to find his way because there are no obstacles. -The problem of the blind (Alejandro Jodorowsky).

-He arrived with the tie wrong. She pretended to continue reading. A pink elephant ate in the living room. -Alberto Legs.

-The count has invited me to his castle. Naturally I will bring the drink. -The Last Supper (Ángel García Galiano).

-Upon awakening, Augusto Monterroso had turned into a dinosaur. "You look pouting," said Gregorio Samsa, who was also in the kitchen. -Hundred (José María Merino).

-Going up to the third floor takes him fifty-eight seconds. Decide to finish. Open the door. Shipwrecked in his eyes, color of honey. -Failure (Felipe Garrido).

-He choked on a delicious candy that was the exact diameter of his throat. His ending was very sweet. -David Generous.

-A cage went in search of a bird. -Reflections on sin, pain, hope and the true path (Franz Kafka).

-She walked out the door and out of my life, taking with her my love and her long black hair. -Dolores zeugmáticos (Guillermo Cabrera Infante).

-The terrorist carried a time bomb in his backpack. He panicked when he saw that his watch had stopped. -Bomb.

-"I will devour you," said the panther. "Worse for you," said the sword. -Threats (William Ospina).

-"I'm going to take you out straight, brat," my neighbor said to the son and bent his back with the blows. -Right (Orlando Enrique Van Bredam).

-In Sumatra, someone wants to get a doctorate as a fortune teller. The examining witch asks him if he will be failed or if he will pass. The candidate responds that he will be failed. -Jorge Luis Borges.

-You were at ground level and I didn't see you. I had to dig deep inside myself to find you. -Muslim oxyrhinc papyrus (Juan José Arreola).

- I failed. I am, as everyone knows, a complete stranger. -Autobiography (Jaime Muñoz Vargas).

-I read the paper in front of my eyes: “Give up all hope. From now on your soul belongs to us ”. Even so I signed, it was my first employment contract. -Firm.

-Finally I resorted to the courage to declare myself to my love with my heart in my hand. She just screamed at seeing so much blood. -Love declaration.

-Remember: once the shouting is over and the lights are on, according to the rules of the game, I must always lie. Now do you believe me? -Murder in the dark (Margaret Atwood).

-As soon as the priest concluded the phrase "... and you will form one flesh", the excited groom launched himself to devour the bride. -One meat (Armando José Sequera).

-He hurriedly threw the knives one after the other at his wife, who received them with the cloth to dry them. -Wedding scene (Luis Felipe Hernández).

-They loved each other after so many difficulties that on the wedding bed it seemed to them that loving each other was not worth much. -El Cid and Jimena (Marco Denevi).

-The woman's breasts, lavishly surpassing those of a Jane Mansfield, made him think of the poverty of having only two hands. -Poverty (Edmundo Valadés).

- I love you, witch, on your night flight. So he said, what he had always wanted to hear. But he went on long. It was the day of bad omens. -Trece (Pía Barros).

-When he saw himself awake after a bad dream he said to himself: “What a relief! I'm out of the cell ”. But he was still sleeping. -He was still asleep (Antonio Fernández Molina).

-Today after lunch I have removed the tablecloth, I have washed the dishes, and one day I will be dead. - Desktop or end of the world (Eloy Tizón).

-The children entered the house and smashed the cages. The woman found the dead bodies and went mad. The birds did not return. -Small bodies (Triunfo Arciénegas).

-At the sixth floor he was distraught: he had left the gas on. -The suicide (José María Peña Vázquez).

-Today I killed them. I was sick of being called a murderer. -Justicia (Jaime Muñoz Vargas).

-If it hadn't been for my body, I would have been chaste. -From Catherine of Russia (Marco Denevi).

-After an argument, I placed my wife on the table, ironed her, and dressed her. It didn't surprise me that it turned out to be a lot like a habit. -Cotidiana (Miguel Gómes).

-He said he could fly, but what most surprised people was that a bird could speak. -Surprise.

-Madam, if you had any idea of ​​my loneliness, you would not require me to buy five pesos of parsley: you would sell me ten cents. -Market (Gonzalo Celorio).

-And after doing everything they do, they get up, bathe, tighten, perfume, dress, and so they progressively go back to being what they are not. -Amor 77 (Julio Cortázar).

-He looked like that madman who ran through the streets with tears in his eyes, searching every corner for his head. -Everything (Ladislav Klima).

-God has not yet created the world; he is only imagining it, as between dreams. So the world is perfect, but confusing. -Juan José Arreola.

-I dreamed that a child ate me. I woke up with a start. My mother was licking me. My tail still trembled for a while. -The dream (Luis Mateo Díez).

-Wake up, it's late, a strange man yells from the door. Wake up, what a good need you do, I answer. But the very stubborn one keeps dreaming of me. -69 (Ana Maria Shua).

-Every morning I come to the office, sit down, turn on the lamp, open the briefcase and, before starting the daily task, I write a line in the long letter where, for fourteen years, I have thoroughly explained the reasons for my suicide. -The letter (Luis Mateo Díez).

-He did not kill to kill: he was dying to kill. -The assassin (David Lagmanovich).

-Three times he dreamed that they gave him wings; he made up his mind not to dream as a child or as a saint, and he left, asleep, without wings. (Ana María Mopty de Kiorcheff).

-And then there was the nine-year-old boy who killed his parents and asked the judge for mercy because he was an orphan. -Carlos Monsivais.

Everything Superman imagined, except that he would fall defeated on that hot beach and that his molten body would later be used to make three dozen steel screws, of regular quality. -Smelting and forging (Jairo Aníbal Niño).

-There are glances of beings in the universe that are happy - and they don't know you ... Why, then, am I the only man for whom you are all the happiness in the world? -The passerby (Rogelio Echavarría).

-Two people wait in the street for an event and the appearance of the main actors. The event is already happening and they are the actors. -Notebooks (Nathaniel Hawthorne).

-You dreamed of roses wrapped in tissue paper for your wedding anniversaries, but he never gave them to you. Now he takes them every Sunday to the pantheon. -Roses (Alejandra Basualto).

-He sat all day, his job at least required it. It only took a push of his hands in the wheelchair. -The Armchair (César Antonio Alurralde).

-You are at home, and it is night, and you turn off the last light. How strange: suddenly everything disappears. - Books, cigarettes, your son and his toys, the face of your wife (Pedro Ugarte).

-Whatever the results, "declared the patient, three days after the operation," the current therapy seems to me far inferior to that of sorcerers, who healed with spells and dances. -Post-operative (Adolfo Bioy Casares).

-He wrote so many verses, stories, songs and even novels that one night, searching with ardor for her warm body, he found nothing more than a sheet of paper between the sheets. -Literary motive (Mónica Lavín).

-He was a man who came from the desert and was going to the desert. He crossed the same slow, tired, cleared, thirsty, perhaps, for rain, and saw an oasis of tender and patient water. He expected to die anyway, sooner rather than later. So he passed by, undeterred, and did not drink. -José Calderón González.

-It is known of a trade traveler whose left wrist began to hurt, just below the wristwatch. As the watch was ripped off, blood spurted out: the wound showed very fine tooth marks. -Chronopios and fame stories (Julio Cortázar).

-The only moment in which Sancho Panza did not doubt Don Quixote's sanity was when they appointed him (him, Sancho) governor of the Barataria island. -Don Quixote sane (Marco Denevi).

- With the suns at the end of March, Mom was encouraged to lower her suitcases with summer clothes from the attics. He took out T-shirts, hats, shorts, sandals, and clinging to his bucket and shovel, he also took out my little brother, Jaime, who had forgotten us. […] -Ghost (Patricia Esteban Erlés).

-One day the city disappeared. Facing the desert, their feet buried in the sand, they all realized that for thirty long years they had been living in a mirage. -Sand tale (Jairo Aníbal Niño).

-I was once a child who was born in an unsuspected desert. He grew up among the briers, the inveterate rocks, and the frosty nights, under the poor den as his only protection. And he preferred it in the face of the inclemency of men, of whom he had only heard his works mentioned. -José Calderón González.

-Pick up the phone. On the other side he hears the voice of his mother, who had died ten years before. Through the public address they announce that meals will be served in the rooms today. -David Generous.

-Seeing each other and loving each other madly was one thing. She had long, sharp fangs. His skin was soft and smooth: they were made for each other. -At first glance (Poli Délano).

-With the suns at the end of March, Mom was encouraged to lower her suitcases with summer clothes from the attics. He took out T-shirts, caps, shorts, sandals, and clinging to his bucket and shovel, he also took out my little brother, Jaime […]. It rained all April and all May. -Bucket and shovel (Carmela Greciet).

-There was once a Lightning that struck twice in the same place; but he found that the first one had done enough damage that it was no longer necessary, and he became very depressed. -The lightning that struck twice in the same place (Augusto Monterroso).

- It is already early morning. In the attic, the neighbor lets herself be rocked, anchored to her armchair, by the images on the television. The volume of the newscast sneaks between the blinds on the floors. A dog howls in the dark. He was the first to conquer death. -Animal smell (Álex Oviedo).

-When the traveler looked back and saw that the road was intact, he realized that his footprints did not follow him, but preceded him. -Mysteries of time (Alejandro Jodorowski).

-[…] That woman who, when locking the door of her bedroom in an unknown house, heard a faint voice from the curtains of the bed telling her: 'Now we are locked up for the whole night'. -A School Story (M. R. James).

-We do not know if it was because of his heart of gold, his health of iron, his temper of steel or his hair of silver. The fact is that the government finally expropriated it and is exploiting it. Like all of us. -This guy is a mine (Luisa Valenzuela).

-Chuang Tzu dreamed that it was a butterfly. When he woke up he did not know if it was Tzu who had dreamed he was a butterfly or if it was a butterfly and he was dreaming that he was Tzu. -Dream of the butterfly (Chuang Tzu).

-I thought that one day you would take me to a place inhabited by a spider the size of a man and that we would spend our whole lives staring at it, terrified. -The possessed (Fyodor Dostoevsky).

-There are novels that, even without being long, cannot really start until page 50 or 60. The same thing happens to some lives. That is why I have not killed myself before, Your Honor. -Letter from the lover (Juan José Millás).

-There are novels that, even without being long, cannot really start until page 50 or 60. The same thing happens to some lives. That is why I have not killed myself before, Your Honor. -Letter from the lover (Juan José Millás).

-The camel had already passed half its body through the eye of a needle when it told a lie, its two humps grew a bit more and it was trapped there forever. -The camel (Eduardo Berti).

-“Do you want to blow me in this eye?” She told me. "Something got into him that bothers me." I blew into his eye and saw his pupil ignite like an ember lurking in ashes. -Ardiente (José de la Colina).

-Pursued by three giant dragonflies, the Cyclops reached the center of the labyrinth, where there was an hourglass. So thirsty was he that he submerged […] his head in the waters […]. He drank without measure or pleasure. By draining the last drop, time stopped forever. -The hourglass (Javier Puche).

- The last living human being threw the last shovelful of dirt on the last dead one. At that very moment he knew that he was immortal, because death only exists in the gaze of the other. -After the war (Alejandro Jodorowski).


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