The sudden unforgettable revelation of character; the vision of a world through another’s eyes; the glimpse of truth; the capture of a moment in time.
All this the short story, at its best, is uniquely capable of conveying, for in its very shortness lies its greatest stregth.
It can discover depths of meaning in the casual word or action; it can suggest in a page what could not be stated in a volume.
Such is the quality of experience offered you, in many and diverse ways, by the fifty short stories which make up this book.
From 50 Great Short Stories Written by Milton Crane, Editor