100 Shots of Short

I came to know of this wonderful challenge called 100 Shots of Short, thanks to Shona and Veens. It made me realise that there are some great short stories out there which I have hardly read, and that I am missing out on a lot. And, the best part of the Challenge is that it is open-ended!!

“The Challenge is a simple one – no time limit, no specific titles, just the goal of reading 100 self-picked short stories as and when possible.” That about sums it up!! Simple, isn’t it?

Needless to say, I am going to take it up!!

Thanks, Rob, for hosting this challenge!

So, I’ll be meeting you guys soon with the first of these 100 shots!! Till then, ciao!!

Care to join the club?


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36 responses to “100 Shots of Short

  1. Oh! There are definitely some great short stories out there!
    Glad u r joining! Lets COMPETE 😀

    I am FAR BEHIND on this 😉

  2. priyaiyer


    thanks for inspiring me! 🙂
    you are far behind? madam, i have just started! 🙂 anyways, will try to catch up..

  3. I am almost tempted. But not sure how far I can go. 100 is huge number. 😐
    If you catch up something online will it be counted as well ?

  4. priyaiyer


    do join in na.. should be fun.. 🙂
    after all, there is no timeframe involved.. you can do it at your own sweet pace.. that’s the part i liked best..

    yes, reading online is also included.. it does not matter in what form you read – online or from actual books.. the only point is that it should fall into the category of ‘short stories’…

    i was wondering if the stories we read as children – cinderella and snow white and all – would they be considered as short stories? would LOVE to revisit those…

  5. I am not sure if those stories count! But I think, short story’s definition can include them. Don’t you think these stories are more of Fables. I think it is ok to read.. anyway we decide what we want to read!

    By the way, I am reading some Classic short stories – http://www.classicreader.com/browse/6/
    Try them out. Authors like Charles Dickens have written some fantastic short stories 🙂

  6. I think fairy tales by Hans C Andersen do count (That means most fairy tales do , but u will have to read the original not the simple modified Disney version) 🙂

    And we can very easily compete with Veens and can win I think:) She has a rep of not completing challenges (Hope she doesn’t read this 🙂 😉 She knows what I mean. But it is going to be good to have people to read with it. Glad u are joining .

  7. priyaiyer


    thanks for the insight.. I am going to include fairy tales as well (the unabridged version)…

    thanks for the link…will pick up some stories from there…


    as i said to veens, i would be reading a few (unabridged) fairy tales as well… desperate to do that.. 🙂

    i hope veens does not read your comment too! 😛

    am glad to join in too, and share stories with you guys! 🙂

    yes, i would be very much interested in an online book club… but life is already keeping me on my toes, and i manage to get very little reading done in a day.. that too very erratic… dunno how much i would be able to help out in that respect, but yes, the idea is indeed very inviting.. do let me know how to go about it.. 🙂

  8. Ahhaa… What’s happening behind MY BACK!
    Actually Shona is so right 😦 BUT, I am sure going to compete with you 2 bad girls 😉 !

    It is going to be FUN! Priya, jeez! My life is also getting into my book’s way 😀 But we will try to make this book club thing work.. and maybe it will work 🙂 🙂

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  10. priyaiyer


    do let me also know if you come across any links for short stories by indian authors…

    lets all compete and make it fun… yes, life is getting in my books’ way too, but what ya? come, let’s make it work!!! 🙂

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  13. Tempted, but never know when I’ll turn my heels n head another way…:))) all the best

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  15. priyaiyer

    @pins and ashes

    welcome to my blog! thanks for leaving a comment! 🙂

    thanks for your best wishes as well! 🙂

    i took it up mainly bcos the challenge was open-ended, and i haven’t really read any short stories of late!

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  20. Thanks for the links!!.. i am now hooked on this shots thingie!!!

  21. priyaiyer


    hey! welcome here!
    glad to know you are having fun reading the short stories too! 🙂

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