Short-lived gamma rays bursts have been the subject of intensive research work during the last few years. For this class of gamma ray bursts several models were proposed. These include neutron star mergers, primordial black holes, and neutron star collapse to strange-quark star. Difficulties associated with these models are discussed. A plausible model of the origin of short-lived GRBs may take into account their observed features, distances, distributions, and frequency of occurrence. It was shown that some of these requirements are in favor of an entirely new class of objects whose distribution extends to near the edge of the observable universe. It was shown recently that primordial black holes form stable gravitational bound states called Holeums. These states are created in the early stages of the big bang. We argue in this paper that annihilation of Holeums gives rise to short-lived gamma ray bursts and exhibits a large dynamical range of characteristics that can encompass a wide spectrum of the observed features of these bursts.