Short stories tagged with Betrayal
Listing 158 stories.
After the entire world experiences a collective period of rage that leaves many dead and injured, a woman ventures out on her own, making allies and discovering the truth about those who've survived.
In a near future where vampires have taken over the Earth, a young woman who has ingratiated herself into vampire society struggles to remember what it means to be human. Vampires have taken over the earth and keep humans in camps to feed off of. A young human woman tries to become a vampire herself.
An inexperienced governess cares for an orphan in a gothic German castle and discovers that the child is a murderous sea serpent.
An overweight journalist navigates a strange friendship with a legendary writer and finds his life curiously entwined with one of the writer's students, a fiery young girl.
After suffering a battlefield injury during World War I, an English soldier develops persistent amnesia, making him fearful of his own actions during the memory blackouts.
In a retelling of the story of Helen of Troy from the Iliad, King Agamemnon's daughter grapples with rage and sorrow when her father agrees to sacrifice her to appease the gods.
A middle-aged Nigerian man visits his aging parents and remembers his childhood connection with the family's old houseboy. Memory reveals their friendship and betrayal.
Stuck in a loveless marriage for over forty years, a retired couple moves into a senior living apartment with the renewed promise to work on their marriage. When the opposite turns out to be true, the elderly husband attempts to find new love with a much younger woman who isn't what she seems.
In India, a young man wishes to impregnate his wife and raise the child with his secret male lover, but his lover hesitates.
As per tradition in her country, a young girl of a mysterious Order is chosen to bear the launch codes of sere missiles embedded in her heart. To activate the missiles, the president of her country must personally cut open her chest to extract the code capsule.