Short stories tagged with Eavesdropping

Listing 8 stories.

On the 4th of July, a small Texas diner receives new customers from all over the nation. One family arrives to the small town in search for an old war buddy, Bill, who offered the husband a job, but the townspeople insist that Bill's work is not accepting any new workers.

Sitting at a New York City diner before a Broadway matinee, a middle-aged man bickers with his wife about cancer, step-sons, and lesbians until an eavesdropper's analysis of them allows him to see his life clearly for the first time in a long while.

A mother in an apartment building hears strange sounds of pleasure coming from her downstairs neighbor and thinks about how the other women in the building are all more interesting than her.

After their fighting neighbors wake them up in the middle of the night, a suburban married couple stays up, watching television and dreaming about what their lives could be if only they could break free from the monotony of ritual.

A maid in New York City catches stray bits and pieces of her customers’ lives as they waltz in and out of her dressing room at a nightclub.

In an East Ohio town, a middle-aged man checks into a hotel and explores the various characters, events and surroundings that define small town life.

On a cold February night, a man innocently eavesdrops on the lives of those around him — but when he overhears a violent situation, he must decide if he can remain a bystander.

When a couple buys a new radio, the wife becomes obsessed with its ability to catch conversations of their neighbors private lives.