Short stories tagged with Desperation

Listing 19 stories.

A drunkard with a habit of lying and the hope of an American dream tries to get his family out of Cuba across dangerous waters.

In 1942, an Armenian boy must travel for hours every day to find food for his starving family in Athens. When he finally comes across food, he must decide how to fight his own temptation.

Mrs. Berthelson is the only human that can travel through time, so she journeys to a post-apocalyptic Earth where she tries to sell life-saving supplies to the last surviving humans as they are about to escape the planet.

A desperate former arsonist attends a job fair where major American companies offer prisoners the chance to become public brand ambassadors.

A wounded soldier takes refuge in a cathedral and ponders his disillusionment with religion, which slowly wanes as he dies.

A boy feels isolated from his group of friends and targets his rage towards the most popular of them all. When he realizes the extent of the influence this enemy wields, he is forced to come to terms with the hopelessness of his situation.

When an electrostatic apparition appears in their bathroom, product of two electrically charged sex toys, Cleve and Issy must work together to destroy it before they're both killed.

Extreme hunger takes over the lives and sanity of two girls living in Germany's time of war.

After finding out that her toddler has cancer, a fiction writer and her husband living in the American Midwest do everything they can to save their baby, including giving up her artistic integrity in order to pay for the medical bills.

In a resettlement community on Mars, a gay Palestinian man drinks away his troubles. But when his brother arrives on the planet and offers to bring him home, the man must decide if he can face his past–and stay sober.