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see novelnovel,
in modern literary usage, a sustained work of prose fiction a volume or more in length. It is distinguished from the short story and the fictional sketch, which are necessarily brief.
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; short storyshort story,
brief prose fiction. The term covers a wide variety of narratives—from stories in which the main focus is on the course of events to studies of character, from the "short short" story to extended and complex narratives such as Thomas Mann's Death in Venice.
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1. literary works invented by the imagination, such as novels or short stories
2. Law something assumed to be true for the sake of convenience, though probably false
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While ( leaked data  from The Daily Beast shows the number of users creating Stories on Snapchat isn't increasing, more and more users are viewing Stories.
"I want to ask you to stop creating stories which are not true," Neymar told a press conference following Brazil's 3-1 international friendly victory over Japan in Lille, before leaving in tears.
However, despite the work he had put into creating stories for the character, Kirby quickly realized that despite the profits the company was making, he wasn't getting a fair share and promptly left.
The girl is a keen observer of the life around her, accepting the reality of dumpster-diving for supper, being on the run from the "Authorities," and making fun for herself by creating stories about and trying to understand the people she observes.
* Read Gail Carson Levine's book about creating stories, Writing Magic, or try Inkblot: Ideas, Advice and Examples to Inspire Young Writers by Nadia Higgins, Rebecca Langston-George, Laura Purdie Salas, and Heather E.
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Part-time work will keep me energized (the adrenaline surges that go along with looming deadlines) and mentally challenged (problem-solving is inherent in creating stories that flow gracefully, satisfy readers' curiosity, and dot the i's and cross the t's of grammar).
When not writing, or sharing her love of creating stories with others, BB Taylor works with animals, teaching people all about them.
Charmingly illustrated by Eric Hammond, "Jeremiah Lucky Finds Puppy Love" is artfully written by Jane Ellen Freeman (a former language arts teacher who has been creating stories for over fifteen years), is very highly recommended for young readers ages 7-10, and would prove to be an enduringly popular addition to school and community library collections.
After watching his side denied victory at Chelsea by Diego Costa's last-gasp equaliser, van Gaal said: "Why do the club have to deny it when you are creating stories. .
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"The collabs can be with someone we think has great design or taste, but it can also be a friend," says Hilden Bengtsson."The name [of the store] is all about creating stories."--Roxy Kirshenbaum

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