Short stories in the genre Classic Literature

Listing 10 stories.

A young man reunites with his father, and they share a meal and a movie. Years later, he reflects on the memory as he struggles to reconcile his complex emotions about fatherhood.

A Girl Scouts troop of fourth-grade Black girls swears revenge on a white troop accused of calling them the n-word. They soon learn that the situation is more complicated than they believed.

A young Caribbean merwoman decides to bring her friends to explore living on land, but the trip puts them in horrible danger. Upon returning underwater, she must face the consequences of putting her entire community at risk.

A man lives with his greyhound on a desert island reflects after a recent apocalypse brings all of the world’s towers crashing down. He writes letters to a distant friend, whom he hasn’t heard from in a long time but still hopes to meet in person one day.

A Black woman returns to her childhood farm home with her boyfriend, and tries to get him to understand what the land means to her.

While she prepares for church one morning, an elderly woman reflects on her tumultuous relationship with her son-in-law, a Vietnam War veteran, and her daughter and granddaughters, who she couldn’t protect from his violence.

Victor Frankenstein's wife has lived through hundreds of years with the mad man, and now she spends her days wondering if she made a mistake. Will dedicating her life to making their monsters feel better fulfill her?

In the waiting room of a plastic surgeon's office, a man asks the woman sitting next to him about the scar on her face.

A young Black girl and her great-grandfather begin a journey on foot following a death in the family. In their search for education, they must face the dangers of their poverty, the racism of the area, and their physical capabilities.

A college student gets a roommate who attempts to use her to escape from an abusive relationship with an older man.