Connect with a million worlds through short stories and prose. Concise, compact and easy to read, short stories hold their own kind of magic. From classic short stories through to modern horror and thriller tales, connecting to a multitude of worlds is accessible through the library of incredible short stories, we stock as WHSmith. Combined with our collection of prose, there’s a genre to suit any reader.
Whether you want to get spooked with a good ghost story, you prefer the heat of that perfect short romance or sci-fi is more your deal, our collection has everything you’ll ever want or need. From stories written by well-known bestsellers and authors to brand-new writers looking to make a splash, it’s possible to find just about anything through our full range of short stories online.
Get a little bit of everything with exciting anthologies and collections
If you prefer your stories and fiction in bite-size sections, then our anthologies and collections books are a perfect choice. Featuring incredible folk tales, old-school collections of famous stories and even humour-filled anecdotes and tales, our range of anthologies spans all genres and age ranges. Get lost in a variety of fantasy worlds or connect to different cultures; the world is your oyster. With collections, you get more incredible tales to tell for years to come. From famous legends to unique premises, no two anthology books are the same in our vast collection of different options, proving that fiction truly isn’t one-size-fits-all.