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fiction writing that tells a story made up in a writer's imagination. Fiction is usually written in prose, not poetry. Novels, short stories, and tales are pieces of fiction. [1/2 definitions]
mystery a book, play or other piece of fiction about a crime that is puzzling. [1/2 definitions]
nonfiction written works that are not fiction. Textbooks, biographies, and essays are examples of nonfiction.
novel1 a long work of fiction, usually having a plot and characters.
science fiction a kind of fiction writing that is often about people living in the far future or about life on other planets or in other galaxies. Science fiction often tells of future scientific inventions or of strange beings or creatures from outer space.
story1 a work of fiction that is shorter than a novel; short story. [1/3 definitions]