Short stories tagged with Bad Parenting

Listing 5 stories.

A jobless father attempts his best to care for his family, but when he begins to take his young son to play games and music at pubs, the son develops a destructive habit.

A gay man is rejected by his father and thrown out of his home, which forces him to rebuild his life. Years later, the man realizes that his father was indirectly responsible for his success, and that he is surrounded by many deep and loving relationships.

After returning the I CAN SPEAK mask for babies, which plays and simulates sophisticated speech, a woman receives a lengthy letter from an overly-enthusiastic sales rep about the mask's ability to make babies more intelligent and loveable.

In Baltimore in the late 1800s, a child named Benjamin Button is born with the appearance and demeanor of a 70-year-old man. As time progresses, Benjamin ages backward, moving from elderly fragility to youthful exuberance, challenging the natural course of life.

A teenage girl at a boarding school faces expulsion and punishment from her indifferent parents. She gets into an unlikely conversation with the school janitor, who tells her he used to know her mother, and surprises her with what he has to say.