Short-Tempered Melancholic (
"Short-Tempered Melancholic", "This Love Is Nonfiction", and "Rainy Afternoons Are for Romantic Heroines" are all included in the collection. The stories were originally published in Ribon, Ribon Original and Ribon Bikkuri throughout 1996 and 1997.
- Main article: Short-Tempered Melancholic (short story)
This Love Is NonfictionEdit
- Main article: This Love Is Nonfiction
Rainy Afternoons Are for Romantic HeroinesEdit
- Main article: Rainy Afternoons Are for Romantic Heroines
The Style of the Second LoveEdit
- Main article: The Style of the Second Love
- Main article: List of Short-Tempered Melancholic characters
- Main article: List of Short-Tempered Melancholic chapters
Four of Arina Tanemura's early short stories were published in a story collection by Shueisha in May 1998, including her debut work "The Style of the Second Love", which was originally published in Ribon Original in 1996. The other one-shots are the title story, "Short-Tempered Melancholic" (Ribon - 1996), "This Love Is Nonfiction" (Ribon Bikkuri - 1997), and "Rainy Afternoons Are for Romantic Heroines" (Ribon Original - 1996). Tanemura also wrote a bonus story to "Short-Tempered Melancholic" for the collection.