Five Spellbinding Short Story Collections

When you need a quick read to transport you worlds away, short stories are the perfect fix.

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Sometimes, all you need is one small bite of fiction—one delicious taste that can transport you to a new world and introduce you to droves of new characters. Whether you need a quick read on your commute, or a little tale before bed, volumes of short stories are the perfect fix for your craving and these five—each marked by fantasy and magic—are absolute must-reads.


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About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.