Short stories in the genre Dark Comedy.
Listing 20 stories.
A Black teenage boy in Illinois becomes obsessed with the idea of owning a gun–until he realizes that with the gun comes a level of adult responsibility he isn’t ready to assume.
When a postman in Trenton, New Jersey succumbs to tetanus, his fellow townspeople learn that he’d spent decades stealing their mail, leading to a town-wide hatred of the dead man.
In modern day New York City, a woman working on a movie set attracts an actor who might just give her the life of fame she's always wanted.
In a Paris churchyard, a man and his friend bear witness to the bizarre transformation of man into bird and a Bird Man into something more perhaps dangerous.
When her child refuses to take off his Halloween costume because he’s decided that he’s a Mongolian nomad, an ESL teacher in Portland finds herself stuck in an absurd conflict that further strains her suffering marriage.
In Long Beach, California, a religious Chinese immigrant finds a job caring for a teenage boy suffering from leukemia. By watching M*A*S*H and reading the Bible, they find solace in one another during the last months of his life.
A couple marry after being unfaithful to each other in a scintillating game of cat and mouse.
A troupe of graverobbing Nigerian children weave together rich tales of their deceased victims set in America, a place full of villains.
A middle-aged father starts to get mysterious visits from Italian mobsters as his marriage detiorates.
A deceased man’s friends and coworkers try to come up with the best way to mourn him and comfort his widow, even though it seems like she doesn’t need it.