Short stories tagged with Disease.
Listing 48 stories.
In a future where death is volunteered and the population is controlled, a soon-to-be father waits for his triplets to be born—and he must find three volunteers to die in order for them to live.
A Jesuit biologist and his team work to uncover the mysteries of a planet in the hope that it can be inhabitable for humans. But as he interacts with the native inhabitants, he realizes he has a decision to make: protect the planet or let those on Earth use it for their own selfish needs.
An old woman experiences several blackouts as she approaches death.
In modern-day China, a man previously accused of being a pedophile sets out to meet and provide support for a man whose daughter has publicly accused him of being an adulterer.
A middle-aged woman visits Frederik Ruysch's "cabinet of curiosities" in Amsterdam, where the host takes her on a tour of his grotesque displays of embryos, fetuses, and deformed body parts.
In a dystopian world where people stay young forever, a brother and sister encounter an old man for the first time, and must decide whether or not to turn him in.
A young woman discovers a nest of massive eggs, and she soon encounters the mother.
A 33-year-old woman living in an apocalyptic Scotland with her husband writes in her diary about the tribulations of their lives and their pilgrimage to Russia in hope of a more stable existence.
A grieving mother who lost her son to cancer repeatedly trespasses on a military base in an attempt to photograph dead bodies returning from combat.
On a cold winter's day, a doctor travels to the home of a deathly sick man who claims that his illness is actually a curse his wife cast on him.