“We all dream dreams of unity, of purity; we all dream that there’s an authoritative voice out there that will explain things, including ourselves. If it wasn’t for our longing for these things, I doubt the novel or the short story would exist in its current form. I’m not going to say much more on the topic. Just remember: In dictatorships, only one person is really allowed to speak. And when I write a book or a story, I too am the only one speaking, no matter how I hide behind my characters.”
― Junot Díaz
Short stories are brief, heavenly windows of consciousness. They provide a certain comfort in a sea of endless words. They can teach us more than any other book, and can hide more secrets than a novel. The shorter the work, the more thought there is to weave the story together.
It’s why we love them so.
Below are the list of short story authors whom the Rosette has published.