There are so many shorts in this category.
What is heading for publishment changes so quickly since shorts have high turn over rates.
I’m a thirty plus year writer. Shorts were my original story type. I didn’t write plays until almost double digits. I didn’t write a novella/novel until middle school (and it wasn’t finished then).
Shorts and poems were my starting point. I needed the big emotions out. I write them.
At some point this year I will create Big Wave (a little girl afraid of the ocean taking her away) and Ball Chasing (a puppy chases after a ball). They’ll probably be Cat Gillette. But they’re my original short stories. I need to write them down again. With thirty years between first and second draft, only the best of the original will be rewritten.
If you are interested in some short stories that fall in Fantasy, check out: