Short stories tagged with Comfort

Listing 6 stories.

A young woman grows up without magic in a magical family and society, with strict rules and roles that are often tied to gender. When she sets off on a journey and her adult life begins, she finds her worldview tested—especially when members of her family come out as transgender and begin to transition.

A poet attempts to sleep comfortably at a friend’s house without disturbing his hosts.

A Black woman recently moved to Michigan's desolate, unfriendly Upper Peninsula to pursue a post-doc takes comfort in an unlikely relationship.

A sergeant looks forward to leaving the harshness of the barracks and going home to his wife, but is unable to feel truly at home until the rain provides the illusion of distance from the outside world.

A young man tells the story of his first love after smelling a perfume that reminds him of the woman from his childhood.

An elderly gentleman on a ship meets someone from his hometown and recounts the bittersweet story of a silly girl with whom he fell in love.