Short stories tagged with Cancer

Listing 68 stories.

In San Francisco, a Chinese grandmother teaches her granddaughter how to pickle the memories she no longer wants to carry with her, much to her daughter’s chagrin.

After a sudden breakup, a college sophomore battles depression and revisits his late father's annotated book over Christmas break.

An investment banker dies of colon cancer, only to find himself in a messy office with a man who claims to have met him many times before — and who tells the banker that he can choose either to relive his life from start to finish, or to end his existence for good.

In a dystopian future, an assistant to a movie star, who is also an immortal slave, must take pills that reveal her true monstrous form in order to help the movie star fight her battle with cancer.

When a prideful ten-year-old boy visits the ski slopes with his mother and brother, who has cancer, he gets himself into trouble after going off on his own and ignoring his family’s warnings.

On the planet where humans are second-class citizens to the reptilian Peshari, a man nearing his death violates Peshari funeral customs in favor of an Earth burial. His defiance reveals a fatal flaw in his enemies.

A young adult gradually adjusts to his new reality after a cancer diagnosis and a surgery which gives him new, bioengineered eyes.

A cancer-ridden homicide detective in his sixties tries to pin down Kansas City’s latest murderer before he’s forced to retire.

When a young adult Tokyoite takes his younger cousin to a medical examination in his hometown, he recalls a hospital trip with his now-deceased childhood friend.

Blood, sweat and bronco balls: a white East Coaster doesn’t know what life is like for Wyoming cowboys and part-Indians until he’s spent a day gelding. That’s castrating stallions, for all you white East Coasters.