Short stories tagged with Depressing Ending

Listing 4 stories.

A woman reflects on a day — back when she was a young poet in 1972 New York City — she spent retrieving furniture to borrow from a young man about to visit his home in Chile. The man was eventually taken by the secret police, leaving the woman with his furniture for years to come.

A man of mysterious origins comes under suspicion in a French village when the outbreak of WWII throws his allegiance into question and a death occurs on the grounds of his hotel.

A recently graduated high school senior who spends his summer as a garbage man suddenly stumbles upon what makes China Town stink so badly; the murdered corpses of hopeful Chinese immigrants who failed to pay their debts.

The president of what's left of the United States desperately attempts to defend his country from the Krolp, an evil race of aliens who have proven impossible to beat.