Short stories tagged with Atheism

Listing 7 stories.

On their honeymoon in present-day Rome, two newlyweds encounter a rift when the wife’s demands that their in-vitro child be Jewish doesn’t sit well with her atheist husband.

A man describes the evidence leading up to an explanation for the recent death of an atheist in a religious society.

After his death, a Judge converses with an old friend and a philosopher about the reality of an afterlife and grapples with the idea of regaining people he’s missed his entire life.

When a young girl in a contemporary northwestern American town dies, one of her neighbors and former friends rethinks her relationship with death.

A middle-aged American woman living abroad feels alone and out of place, so she seeks company from the local church and the Mothers' Union held there. However, as an atheist, the uptight nature of the church and its members leave the woman feeling unsettled.

After visiting his terminally-ill classmate, a man heads to his 50-year high school reunion in Pennsylvania and reflects on an afternoon that brightened his life back when he was sixteen.

A retired, middle-aged man lives alone after leaving his wife and daughters in England and moving to Vancouver. Amid the growing certainty of death and the absence of any strong relationships, he realizes he must break out of the vacuum within which he lives.