short_story has definitions from the field of writing
[ noun ] (writing) a prose narrative shorter than a novel

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

Despite the sheer beauty and spectacle of numerous documentaries , art films , and travelogues , despite the impressive financial success of such a recent development as Cinerama , the movies are at_heart a form of fiction , like the play , the novel , or the short_story .

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