Short stories tagged with Dark Ending.
Listing 16 stories.
Three US time travelers in a Cold War alternative history get stuck in a time loop and decide to kill themselves to escape it. Unbeknownst to two of them, the attempt to cause their own demise will doom them to the time loop forever.
In a Paris churchyard, a man and his friend bear witness to the bizarre transformation of man into bird and a Bird Man into something more perhaps dangerous.
After Earth experiences a long and extreme drought, a privileged woman in South Africa watches as her local city bows down to a slave system that convinces people they are free.
A Girl Scouts troop of fourth-grade Black girls swears revenge on a white troop accused of calling them the n-word. They soon learn that the situation is more complicated than they believed.
In 1000 BC, a fortune teller’s ominous prophecies of destruction to come dampens the mood at a luxurious dinner party held in the Northern Africa city of Audoghast.
A couple live in the woods training greyhounds and raising their young son. When an unexpected guest overstays his visit, the husband takes matters into his own hands.
An innocent introductory French course called la Muerte teaches vocabulary, by describing a typical farm until the farmer disappears.
After a young woman inherits a mythical Caribbean trait from her bloodline, her grandmother must intervene to make sure she is not overcome by it.
A young witch's apprentice brings her crush along with her to harvest pixies, making him swear to not get into trouble. He crosses the wrong rules. As they fall deeper in love, they wander closer to peril.
An all-powerful, magical three-year old boy who can read minds, manipulates beings and objects, and more, terrifies a town into declaring everything is fine even if it is not, out of fear of the boy’s intervention. One night at a town gathering, the birthday man being celebrated gets drunk and angry at Anthony, who retaliates violently.