Short stories in the genre Realistic Fiction.
Listing 94 stories.
A young woman tries to attract the attention of a colonel so that she can live a comfortable life.
A middle-aged Asian-American woman uses silence to her advantage in navigating family dynamics and understanding the absence of love in her life.
A waitress struggling to pay her college tuition sleeps with a wealthy middle aged woman, who introduces her to a life of pitiful pretentiousness.
A taxi driver picks up a mysterious, dirty child who only wants to ride with him. As he picks her up in different spots throughout the summer, he decides he wants to learn more about the unusual girl.
A woman has desired to become a nun since she was young, and nothing deters her until she must choose between her dream and the love of her life.
A sad divorcee invites his ex-wife to Ireland to visit his ailing father under the pretense that they are still together and learns that his father has romantic troubles of his own.
A destitute Pakistani man asks to work for a wealthy family in modern-day Pakistan. When he loses something that he values most, the man finally learns the brutal reality of his position in society.
An anxious young woman wondering why her love interest isn't calling her and agonizes over what would happen if she called him.
After one of her young lower-income students shows up to class disheveled, a female teacher from Chicago makes it her mission to create strong bond with the girl in hopes it will prevent her from dropping out of school. A story of compassion, empathy, and kindness, follow a teacher's journey in ensuring her students are cared for, while also learning more about the intricacies of her own life.
In 1950s Canada, two girls see each other for the last time on a bus ride home from college. Over the following summer vacation, their lives change irrevocably due to boyfriends and pregnancy scares.