Short stories tagged with Desire

Listing 29 stories.

A middle-aged New York editor becomes entranced by a young female writer whose work he rejects. As they meet more and more frequently for coffee, the editor endlessly analyzes whether or not the young woman shares his interest in becoming more than friends.

An old man compares his new family with his old one as his daughter from a previous marriage comes to visit him.

Two brothers aim to rob their old neighbor's apartment, only to reveal her hidden wealth. Though they quickly steal the highest-value items and bring them home, the brothers soon feel the guilt and haunting refusal to spend their riches.

When an LA advertising executive works on a campaign to make alien sex palatable to the human race, he unwillingly endangers the survival of the species.

A man fishing on a bridge speaks to a farmer who is waiting by the road to see his wife and the man his wife left him for drive by. When the two arrive, the man abandons the wife and so does the farmer, leaving the fisherman to comfort her.

A high school boy struggles with his adolescent sexual desires alongside his devotion to Jehovah's Witness as he navigates a budding friendship with a female schoolmate.

When he discovers gold near his village, an African man dissatisfied with his lot in life develops new obsessions, flouts old responsibilities, and ultimately loses more than he gains.

A sassy female cyborg from Earth journeys throughout the universe on a quest to save it from the contagious and all-consuming love unleashed by the evil creature Zarzak.

After the death of her stately aunt, a polite middle-aged woman tries to deal with the grief and strong opinions of her aunt's former lover and her noisy upstairs neighbor.