Short stories published in Story
Listing 106 stories.
A woman leaves her island home to serve at a créche on the mainland in a poor area of the city. There, she falls in love with one of the children she cares for and wants him as her own, but his mother commits a crime that puts the boy out of reach.
A veteran boxer fights the fatigue of age as he faces off with his rival in two career-defining matches.
Two American friends escape their vacation in Paris to the French countryside, enjoying a day of fresh air until a Russian waiter and an Austrian remind them of the horrors of war.
A girl witnesses her loyal childhood servant succumb to the demands of her sister's abusive husband.
A writer struggles to craft a story and begins to lose his own sanity when an idea finally comes to him.
A man who firmly believes he does not love the woman he felt obligated to marry begins to realize the gravity of losing her after she ventures into the woods one stormy evening.
During the Second World War, a woman falls in love with a Merchant Marine and agrees to marry him just before he is deployed - but their whirlwind love story is fated to have a tragic end.
After a bartender falls into a ditch on her walk home, a shy bar patron walks her home every night and feelings begin to develop between them.
With elaborate descriptions of the body, a husband muses about his relationship with his delicate wife. Reflecting on their good and bad days, the husband oscillates between worrying about their future and feeling passionate love.
A young Hawaiian girl dreams of a better life for her family in the face of intense familial conflict, physical and emotional abuse, and death.