Short stories published in
Listing 196 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.
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 teenage girl attends a party with her friend — but when her friend ditches her at the party, the girl realizes their friendship may not be the unbreakable bond she thought it was.
An adolescent runaway considers enlisting to fight in World War II so that he can escape getting involved in the crimes happening around him.
While waiting for their reverend to arrive for their prayer group amidst a horrible storm, a pair of elderly Southern women try to repair a broken friendship by sharing stories about the mysterious acts of God that saved them.
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.
An elderly woman finds herself surrounded by tragedy.
A vampire living in NYC as a human, with a wife and son, is tempted to kill once more. After he refrains, his vampire-hunter wife, always ready to kill him if he kills a human, encourages him to be his truer self in other ways that will make him a better father for his son.
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 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.