Short stories tagged with Alternate Reality

Listing 17 stories.

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.

In a dystopian Toronto where genetically modified humans form the upper class, a young woman goes in search of answers after she discovers that her newly-changed friend has been murdered.

Two male Nazi engineers hide their illicit romance while at work aboard the Hindenburg in 1937. En route to New York, one of the engineer’s flirtations with a female passenger leads to tragic misunderstandings and a tragic end.

A man reviews a book written by an esteemed scientist, which detailedly describes a series of events collectively known as the “neural chernobyl,” and speculates about the future of this ongoing biological disaster.

When the 1979 June 4th Revolution in Ghana spreads across the country, the people of a small town quickly change from hopeful to fearful as life becomes violent. To cope, they must turn to the most powerful presence in their lives.

In a stratified United States where drought and hurricanes have created a massive climate refugee crisis, an entrepreneurial photographer profits off of a tragedy in the name of love and money.

In a world where magical creatures have gone extinct and unicorn bones fetch a high price, one man encounters the opportunity of a lifetime, and must decide whether to risk a costly gamble.

In an alternative past where each human can access the minds of all other people at all times, a car crash causes one man to lose connection, and he becomes infatuated with the feeling of having a singular mind.

In a society where civilians are monitored by personality tests that surveil whether they are being perfect citizens, a 1970s high school teacher meets an over-achieving student who forces him to confront the forced boredom dominating his own life.

A fanciful reimagining of the nine enslaved people who provided each of the teeth in George Washington's set of dentures: an immigrant, a conjurer, a slave trader, a cook, a mystical being, an aspiring soldier, a runaway, a blacksmith, and a dream.