Short stories honored by Bookriot Pick
YA short stories selected by Bookriot, written by well-known, well-published, or new and emerging voices.
Listing 79 stories.
A teenage girl attends a party with her friend — but when her friend ditches her at the party, the girl realizes their friendship may not be the unbreakable bond she thought it was.
An adolescent runaway considers enlisting to fight in World War II so that he can escape getting involved in the crimes happening around him.
A teenage girl’s life changes in the course of one night when she meets her attractive vampire protector and is charged with saving the world.
The asteroid work crews don't have much to do but tell tall tales to each other. One man tells a particularly riveting account of an expedition where he met a strange parasitic species that inhabits human bodies and barely escaped unscathed—or did he?
After a young woman receives a secret message from a flying saucer, she refuses to reveal it and suffers as a social outcast.
When a notebook full of top-secret designs is looted from a Brooklyn saloon, a Latino drummer and his inventor girlfriend must go on a quest to retrieve it from a rival Manhattan gang.
In a future Boston, a passenger train disappears from a subway system so complex the system creates a second dimension. Government officials work to retrieve the missing car, but struggle to solve the impossible mathematic equations the system created.
With a fresh fade and new Jordans, a teenage boy hopes his new look will impress his crush, but worries that their differences are too extreme.
A teenage boy must embrace his geeky nature to win over a crush from his suave competitor.
A mother reflects on her past struggles with addiction.