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I don't mind short stories now and again, and I don't mind if they are individual or in an anthology - but usually I prefer longer stories. :)
Maybe I'm weird, but I *love* writing flash fiction, but hate reading short stories...
I read some short stories but I sure can't write them.
I do write them from time to time. I enjoying reading short stories, too. It's a break between bigger novels. I've noticed a lot of novellas popping up recently, too.
I personally do not write them or read them that often, though that's not because I don't like them. I love a good short story, but I often find myself wanting more of the story and am dissappointed when it ends so quickly. I also always get stuck with writing short stories, because even when I intend to write them the idea usual spirals out of control and somehow becomes a novel lol.I have tagged you in the 'The Next Big Thing' meme on my blog to :)
I have a lot of trouble writing short stories - I can never think of an idea 'small enough' to fit a short story. I also very rarely read them. I feel like there isn't really time to create world or character in the space of a short story.
I do read short stories, but not usually. I tend to just read them if I know the author from longer works and really like them, such as Peter Dickinson and Robin McKinley.
I read shorts and enjoy them tremendously! As a reader I would just about read all lengths!
Thanks guys - lots of good insights! I'm usually drawn to reading and writing ridiculously long epics, but every once in a while, a good short is just the thing.