A short story is a great medium to voice one’s words. It strikes the chord with the reader, for the worth it reasons – precise, short, quick and readable. A novel however is a detailed saga of the author’s version of the story.
I personally enjoy both short story and novel, depending on my reading mood. Both have pros on their sides. Short stories unwrap in a way that towards the end they provide the reader an element of surprise or excitement (not necessarily all short stories), giving their message. Whereas novels take the reader into a whole another world where the story unfolds eventually and provides the reader a charismatic experience.
What do you prefer? Short story or novel?