Short stories tagged with Contemporary

Listing 23 stories.

After a month of preparing, a couple finally picks the perfect day to go see the baby kangaroo at the zoo, only to greet the day with argument and thoughts of potential disappointment.

Cowan will do anything to get revenge on the man who killed his own child and drove Cowan's lover to suicide.

Dermot, a being with an insatiable hunger but a controlled demeanor, works with police to find and kill predators, like himself, who are ravaging the city.

When a young couple spend a few months in Mexico to learn Spanish for their teaching jobs, they're surprised to receive warnings and threats about the country's dogs.

When a middle-aged woman’s daughter mysteriously reappears after going missing for three years, she notices something about her child isn’t quite the same.

Fed up with her creepy, controlling stepfather, a teenage girl goes against his rules and meets up with her old boyfriend. The pair stumble upon a dangerous secret that puts them both in grave danger.

Two longtime friends move in together during the COVID pandemic. When one friend's daughter starts to confide in the other friend, the mother becomes jealous.

An aging woman obsessed with mysterious accidents finally meets the monster she’s been searching for ever since her father’s disappearance years before.

An intrepid caver, determined to save the woman she loves, descends into caverns where beautiful music supposedly drives humans to insanity and violence.

A complex web of human relationships is presented in the form of an algebraic expression.