Printed short stories about friendship may be found in collections, such as "Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul," or in publications, such as Redbook Magazine. Stories about friendship may also be found on websites dedicated to the topic, including GivesMeHope.com.
"Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul" is a collection of 70 short stories of friendship. The book is divided into 10 chapters, each with stories about a specific element or type of friendship. Additionally, the Chicken Soup Series includes "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls: 101 Stories about Friendship for Women of All Ages," a collection of more than 100 stories about friendship.
The popular women's magazine Redbook featured a collection of six short stories on friendship in 2011.
The magazine claims that the feature, entitled, "Girlfriends Forever: Six Stories of Unforgettable Friendship," celebrates the healing power of friendships. It also features reader-submitted photos of friendships.
A number of websites feature collections of short stories of friendship, including GivesMeHope.com, a site that claims to "inspire you to be a better friend." These stories, which include a thank you to the featured friend, come from members of the public, who tag the stories with the initials GMH for "gives me hope." Another website, aimed at a younger audience, is Kidsgen.com. The website featured five free short stories for kids to celebrate Friendship Day.