Short stories tagged with Abuse

Listing 99 stories.

When a man visits an old village called Ain Tadouirt to visit an old friend and conduct research, he becomes captured by a tribe and forced to entertain. He must figure out how to escape a life of enslavement in a foreign land.

A young girl with a grievous family situation grows up and tries to escape her reality by seeking false love and affection.

A young woman's luck turns around as she takes time off to visit her sister in Alaska, while her elderly co-worker is haunted by her own age and recollections of her past.

After a boy finds a dime on the ground, he buys a load of bread — only to have it stolen by his abusive uncle. The boy must decides if he wants to stand up against his uncle, or accept yet another loss.

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.

Anxious ahead of an important lecture, a psychology professor blows up after finding a photo of his wife's ex-husband.

A veterinarian uncovers the ugly truth about her employer, and the lines between man, woman, and beast blur as blood spills.

Faced with the consequences of his actions, a scientist decides to live in fantasy rather than confront the pain he's caused.

After a lawyer's wife leaves him, the lawyer returns home from work to learn from his son that there is an intruder in their home.

A young boy grows up believing that he is a detective in an imaginary city, and he quickly grows suspicious of his new neighbor. As he grows older, he ruminates on his imaginary city.