Short stories tagged with Consumerism

Listing 11 stories.

A millennial in an unnamed American city recruits his girlfriend, his friend, and his friend's Home Depot coworker on a mission to circle around the moon.

A man living on a TV show struggles to reconcile his privileged, wealthy lifestyle with the American-driven horrors occurring elsewhere in the world — especially when they begin to show up in his backyard.

A gay man working in a luxury fashion store in Asia prepares for the upcoming arrival of the brand’s chief designer. If everything goes right, his desired career in fashion will be set.

When a flu epidemic leaves people with proteins that make them as hairy as chimpanzees, an American college student and a Mexican scientist in New York City work to develop a cure for mankind’s newest affliction.

An orphan-turned-salesman loses his job and resorts to bargaining off pieces of himself in an effort to appraise the value of human life.

The characters in violent commercials realize they can resist their dark fates, and they rise up against the consumer establishment.

In modern-day Texas, a teenage boy navigates a world in which teens can take out virtual loans on a whim, big corporations sponsor everything from housing to church services, and consumerism runs rampant. As high school graduation approaches, he grows apart from his girlfriend and family — and becomes increasingly attached to an unsponsored, unbranded, humble little church.

In a post-apocalyptic Vermont of the near-future, a former writer picks up her old craft once more in an attempt to document the before and after of her resource-starved, disease-plagued world.

An impoverished and deformed girl is technologically linked up to the body of a beautiful young woman, Delphi, which she controls and uses to fall in love.

A desperate young woman in a dystopian New York City pleads for a miracle to the Saint of Sidewalks and wakes up the next day a saint herself.