Short stories tagged with Deception

Listing 28 stories.

After being unfairly blamed for medical malpractice, a Chinese student finds success making illegal fake versions of beef.

In a hyper-surveillance state set in the near future, a female military cyborg wrestles with extreme PTSD and guilt after unintentionally murdering young civilians on a mission abroad. After hearing a recording of the deaths, she realizes her "accident" isn't what it appeared to be, and takes justice into her own hands.

A young girl goes through a door in her house and discovers a parallel universe — only in this world, her seemingly loving family have cruel intentions.

A traveling salesman tells a story in an attempt to bore his kidnappers after he is beaten, robbed, and held hostage by two hitchhikers.

A convict conspires to break his way out of prison, but he's unsure who he can trust on the inside or the outside.

In a dystopian world, Ginny Sweethips' traveling roadshow profits off of sex, tacos, and drugs has a run-in with aggressive men who ask who for more than Ginny's affection.

A young woman grows up without magic in a magical family and society, with strict rules and roles that are often tied to gender. When she sets off on a journey and her adult life begins, she finds her worldview tested—especially when members of her family come out as transgender and begin to transition.

A hired thug and private eye meets his match in a young woman pretending to be a victim in need of saving. He realizes too late she's far more dangerous than the man she asks him to find.

A man burdened to live in the past due to his memory condition seeks to avenge his wife by killing her murderer.

In rural Virginia, a teenage boy takes a huge bag of money from a wrecked car, believing the driver to be dead. However, the boy later learns the driver survived and disappeared into the woods and is, in fact, his father--a bank-robber who abandoned his mother before he was born--when the sheriff comes to warn him and his mother that they might be in danger.