Hansel and Gretel is a short story by the Brothers Grimm.
The definition of a short story is a piece of fiction that has a limited number of words, only a few characters and one theme.
An example of short story is The Gift of the Magi.
a kind of story shorter than the novel or novelette, characteristically developing a single central theme and limited in scope and number of characters
A short piece of prose fiction, having few characters and aiming at unity of effect.