Pros to Reading Short Stories
- They're short. Waiting for an appointment? Need something to entertain you during lunch? A short story is the perfect place to start. There are even short story vending machines in some places!
- Explore new authors. Reading the short stories in anthologies is a fantastic way to sample new-to-you authors.
- Explore new genres. We all have our favorite types of genres to read, but short stories are a great way to delve into a new genre.
- Satisfaction in reading a story. I'm not the fastest of readers, so I do feel a great deal of satisfaction when I finish reading a story and that occurs even faster with short stories.
- Instant gratification. Need to quench your thirst for reading. Short stories can do just that.
Con to Reading Short Stories
- They're short. You get excited about the characters and world, and then the story is over. But, hopefully, the author has more work for you to delve into. *crosses fingers*