Short stories tagged with Alcoholism.
Listing 94 stories.
When a bartender discovers that bug bites give him dreams, he attempts to solve his marital problems by making his wife experience the dreams with him.
A womanizing young man agonizes over the death of his girlfriend, acting in self-sabotaging ways and ignoring the pleas of his parents to stop.
A Native American man in Arizona is abandoned by his family on account of his alcoholism, leaving him to work with a local White ranch owner on the condition that he remain sober. Over the course of a year working there, he remains sober, and his wife considers moving back with their son, but his old friends and old habits return to tempt him towards addiction.
A woman in a small Wyoming town reflects on the end of her marriage as she watches another woman fall apart in her own relationship.
The wife of a poet documents her marriage of five years as it tumultuously unravels during one summer in Maine.
In 2017, a young boy in suburban Maryland is stuck watching his grandfather, an alcoholic former advertising executive who still sees the ghost of the son he killed.
Triggered by a fellow addict at a group therapy session, a man finds himself on the streets, in search of anything that will help him feel better.
When a young man moves in with his pregnant girlfriend's family in the Pacific Northwest, he feels increasingly trapped by his girlfriend's secrets, her brother's drunken behavior, and the demanding land on the family's orchard.
A Jewish doctor in New York loves his wife but is also a raging drunk. In response to his sustained outbursts, his wife grows distant from him. She accuses his five brothers for enabling his self-destructive behavior, leading to a reckoning about intergenerational trauma and familial pain.
A wandering man comes across two food venders who hire him for the day and tell him about their lives.