Short stories tagged with Anxiety.

Listing 29 stories.

A 36-year-old Irish man indulges in his usual routine voyage from Boyle to Sligo via train, enjoying himself and his rituals, until an unsettling encounter throws his entire day off-kilter.

An elderly woman finds herself surrounded by tragedy.

A woman dealing with conflicting emotions resorts to deliberately putting herself in danger to learn to value the life she's been given - but these unorthodox methods leave her more desperate than ever.

A man visiting a quaint town runs into a local family and their ritual surrounding the dead.

A mother reflects on her past struggles with addiction.

A writer chronicles his history of depression and critiques society's attitudes toward the mentally ill.

After 300,000 teens and young adults commit mass suicide, a student pursuing their PhD investigates what caused the Year of Suicide, forcing them to relive their trauma and navigate the process of healing from so much death.

A professor leaves her job and her husband for her ancestral home of Newfoundland. There, she confronts depression, isolation, old friends, and old love.

On his thirteenth birthday, a boy on the edge of puberty climbs the high dive at the public pool for the first time. At the top, he feels as if he can stop time and see the entire world laid out before him — but eventually he must jump.

A disabled girl who lives in a lunar civilization after the Eugenic War slips away from her class field trip when she spots a secret passageway in the castle they are exploring.