Short stories tagged with Childhood.
Listing 157 stories.
A young girl with a grievous family situation grows up and tries to escape her reality by seeking false love and affection.
The tragic loss of his childhood friend puts a boy on the path of religion - but his inner feelings remain as repressed and turbulent as they always were.
When an old nurse and two children go out for a perfect afternoon walk, they are distraught to return home and find that something is out of place.
A young boy, who is still unaware of his future in which his mother dies and he becomes a miserable, unaccomplished middle-aged man, lives through an ever-so-slightly unusual day which would later become the one and only core memory he has of his mother.
A young British soldier returns to his home in Westminster after the war, only to find that both he and the city have been impacted by the cruelness of the war.
Triggered by a fellow addict at a group therapy session, a man finds himself on the streets, in search of anything that will help him feel better.
An afternoon at the park takes an unexpected turn for a mother and her son as the well-established families that they admire turn out to be unhappy people who secretly enjoy the misery of others. As the day progresses, the mother is surprised to learn that she and her son share many negative qualities with those families.
A young Arizonian boy is kidnapped twice: first, by his father during a custody battle, and second, by a prostitute with something to prove.
Family difficulties force a young girl to live with her lonely aunt in the city. As worsening circumstances bring their relationship to a boil, a new friendship brings her unexpected solace.
As an orphaned Floridian boy grows up to become a mathematician with a healthy family of his own in the 20th century, the memory of his unhappy father lingers, threatening his peace of mind.