Short stories in the genre Allegory.
Listing 54 stories.
All the boys on a street in Nigeria are killed in slow succession by a perplexing and inescapable fever. The family of one boy struggles to find a way to save him from his fate.
A woman looks for a place to live in a town entirely comprised of churches, (but discovers...)
A grocer in desperate need of help enlists a lawyer to fix his problems, though he refuses to trust the lawyer enough to actually receive help.
After watching a cattle drive on the Great Plains, a cow tells her young a grim tale of the cattle who get sent to factories to be slaughtered and the one cow who escaped.
In a mythological kingdom ruled by a greedy king, a woman forced to marry the king and her children are separated and imprisoned. Through various perspectives, their stories unfold as they attempt to free themselves.
When a talented linguist makes contact with the Martian species and is invited into their inner circle, he uncovers a culturally rich civilization in danger of going extinct.
A veterinarian uncovers the ugly truth about her employer, and the lines between man, woman, and beast blur as blood spills.
A maid obsessed who emulates God through hard work must offer acts of contrition to her employer, who erotically punishes her daily when she fails to achieve perfection in her work.
A traumatic incident changes a boy's baby brother, straining relationships within the boy's family.
An Algerian university professor and former prisoner of France struggles with the symbolic implications of getting advice from an elite French visiting professor.