Short stories tagged with Character Driven

Listing 12 stories.

Al Roosten, a local business owner always second-best to his competitor, Larry Donfrey, contemplates returning to an anti-drug charity event to ensure that Donfrey is able to help his disabled daughter.

The child of two psychiatrists grows up in a social bubble consisting of her parents' colleagues and their children. She forms a special bond with one of the colleagues in particular, an asexual male psychologist who functions as an aunt.

A grieving mother who lost her son to cancer repeatedly trespasses on a military base in an attempt to photograph dead bodies returning from combat.

A traumatized veteran returns from the war and must navigate the changes he finds in his disoriented personal life, all while enduring superficial judgments from his family and community.

In India, woman in an unhappy marriage is caught in a train hijack with her husband. However, when a young boy on the train presents her with an escape plan, she begins to question her purpose.

An ill man and disabled woman, both caught up in the business of a vicious mobster, reveal what had happened to them in the same cafe.

A former nun turned high school principal must contend with an incompetent and apathetic teacher at her high school.

After a city-slicker moves to the country to build his dream home among nature, he meets a mysterious hunter who keeps his passion going. When the hunter stops visiting, the man becomes disillusioned as he waits for his newfound friend to return.

Over the course a rainy season in Nigeria, a nosy widowed woman regains her sense of power by uncovering the messy truth behind her new neighbors’ picturesque facade.

An American family visits Paris in hopes of understanding their difficult pre-teenage daughter. But when their daughter is severely injured after sneaking out at night, the courses of all their relationships change.