Short stories tagged with Competition

Listing 23 stories.

A band of manual laborers bet their legendarily strong digger against a salesman’s machine in a competition to prove human workers’ worth.

At a North American winter resort, an arthritic old man challenges a pair of young men to a series of physical challenges to prove that, despite his age and illness, he is still strong.

A teenage boy must embrace his geeky nature to win over a crush from his suave competitor.

Two men at the barbecue try to outdance each other with the funkiest stunts, but one move turns the whole party into catastrophe.

A race car driver maneuvers his car ready to win as usual. However, he suddenly has a change of heart and decides to forgo the trophy as blood runs down his chin.

In a futuristic world, a nomadic thief meets a wealthy young girl who is a programming genius, and just so happens to have the one thing he needs to score big in his most recent gamble.

A Black teenager falls in love with a Muslim girl at a high school competition, only to meet her again in college and find that she has changed.

A teenage boy unexpectedly discovers a love for chess and sets out to make a name for himself, only to hit the ceiling between passion and genius.

Two young Mormons go on a mission to bring people to the Church. While one of the boys is determined to convert enough people to make district leader, his partner lacks confidence and persuasiveness.

In civil war-stricken Burundi of 1994, a divorced expatriate posing as a blindfolded chess grandmaster meets another imposter pulling off the same con as him.