As a small(ish) individual 5 foot 7" or so on a good day I have come up againt "heightism" in my time from taller people. The reverse of course is also often true . Really bad tempered, insecure small people who look on the taller guy as some sort of challenge. It`s really all very silly and "small" minded. See what I did there?
It doesn`t bother me one bit being shorter than some others. What really does bother me is when I come across it in the publishing world.
Anyone who mixes in writing circles knows what I mean by that. The throwaway disparaging comment. "He -or she- only "self publishes" you know. Or " so you only write SHORT stories? I see..." I both cases the guy-or gal -who`s talking disparagingly hasn`t a clue what they are wittering on about.
In my case I have written 2 novels and 7 short story collections to date. All self published Most of the greatest authors started by writing shorter stories. And many of them self published either through choice or necessity. So what I`m saying is it`s very important to remember that the author alone decides what he`s going to write and in which particular genre or idiom. Total freedom. And only self publishing provides that freedom. The reader alone decides whether your efforts are worth reading or not. I happen to love both the fact that I self publish my work and a good proportion of what I write are short stories. I love both to read and to write them One day I will write the best short story ever written by anyone anywhere. And the day after that I`ll waken up to find I`m actually 6 foot 3 inches tall.