Can A Journalist write short stories?

I’m sorry if this makes me seem stupid, but I’d rather be safe than sorry about when i can write the necessary short story for ascension to Authorship. I don’t want to have to go back to being a minor poet just so I can write the short story. I think I can, but, again, Safe over Sorry.

Anyone can write a short story, from Journalist to Monster-Hunter! Just use Literary Ambitions in Veilgarden.