Short stories in the genre Romance.
Listing 309 stories.
In San Francisco, a Chinese grandmother teaches her granddaughter how to pickle the memories she no longer wants to carry with her, much to her daughter’s chagrin.
On their honeymoon in present-day Rome, two newlyweds encounter a rift when the wife’s demands that their in-vitro child be Jewish doesn’t sit well with her atheist husband.
A young man's girlfriend frequently disappears from their life together in Berkeley for what she says are family emergencies. But after the couple gets matching tattoos, the man's tattoo begins to behave strangely, glittering and levitating over his skin — leading him to realize that perhaps his girlfriend, and the trips she takes, are not so ordinary as they may seem.
The night watchman at the wax museum is a simple man, and he loves his job, especially the wax figure of Napoleon, whom he considers a special friend. Though a bachelor, he is a romantic, and gets caught up in the affairs of a young couple who use the wax museum as their meeting place.
Against a backdrop of modern-day city life, a new Islamic mother navigates the complexities of her love life, as she cheats on her fiancée-then-husband with another man, who ends up being the father of her children. She admits to loving both men, and struggles to balance her family life with the need to be with her true love.
In a dystopic universe where the aristocracy rules society, a banished tailor is given the opportunity to redeem herself by fashioning a coat from the sky for a nobleman. When the project reveals the dark history of the city's stratification, she is forced to make a choice between revolution and redemption.
When a man known as the Unmarried Mother enters a bar in 1970s New York, he gets roped into a time travel quest bent on recovering his long-lost child and finding his old lover.
A teenage girl’s life changes in the course of one night when she meets her attractive vampire protector and is charged with saving the world.
An eccentric engineering exam in the far future introduces candidates to tales of three impossible machines—one to distort the physical world, one to travel through it, and one to grant telepathy to a community—and asks them to reflect on these technologies' impact on humanity. Through three tales of impossible machines with abilities to manipulate the physical world, travel through time and space, and bestow telepathy onto an entire community, candidates of an engineering exam in the far future are asked to ponder fantastical implications of technology.
A young couple helplessly in love spend their last night together at a park before they begin college at different schools.