Short stories tagged with Curiosity

Listing 14 stories.

A mentally-ill, suicidal man writes letters to different people about prominent memories in his life from his birth onwards—some nostalgic, some thankful, some apologetic, and some confessional.

After experiencing what should have been the most idyllic childhood, four siblings must learn how to assimilate back into the real world.

When a ten-year-old boy stands up at a family dinner and declares he wants to meet God, his proclamation spurs a series of philosophical debates.

A struggling private-investigator is drawn into a lurid murder-suicide case even after he is officially off the case.

A man develops a deep interest in the author of a children's book he reads to his daughters. Ignoring his wife's confusion and mild disapproval, he goes to visit the author's old house and takes his daughters with him.

A young boy tries to figure out why his father wakes up in the middle of the night to sit in their dark kitchen, alone with his thoughts.

Eager to get his children to stop fighting, a father tells them a story about dragons and kings; things take a disappointing turn when the children realize that their father doesn't know the end of his own story.

A man watches an old woman visit an abandoned house in his neighborhood year after year, and he tries to piece her story together from town gossip.

When aliens land on a planet new to them, they find a population obsessed with a virtual reality and uninterested in the intense beauty of the natural world around them.

The young son of a grocer becomes fascinated by a peculiar customer who speaks little and only eats crackers and milk.