Short stories tagged with Elderly

Listing 23 stories.

When an old nurse and two children go out for a perfect afternoon walk, they are distraught to return home and find that something is out of place.

Stuck in a loveless marriage for over forty years, a retired couple moves into a senior living apartment with the renewed promise to work on their marriage. When the opposite turns out to be true, the elderly husband attempts to find new love with a much younger woman who isn't what she seems.

A Kentucky community gains national attention when bears learn how to start fires. A curious man attempts to learn more about the phenomenon while caring for his nephew and aging mother.

In twentieth century Ireland, three women decide to impart their generosity on an old man, but their bad manners and hosting skills are not well received by their charity case.

A woman decides to invite Death to her party, but is surprised by Death's request of her.

An old man becomes aware of the finality of his life, and that he couldn't find much meaning to it anymore.

A paranoid old woman makes a disturbing discovery that intensifies her fears about being the victim of a crime.

A paralyzed elderly woman gets a new aid at the nursing home, a kind young woman who helps her when she must save herself and the other patients from a mysterious killer.

As an old woman revisits her family's quintessentially American history, she finds a way to respect and love her parents, despite the scandals and tragedies they endured.

A young woman grows up without magic in a magical family and society, with strict rules and roles that are often tied to gender. When she sets off on a journey and her adult life begins, she finds her worldview tested—especially when members of her family come out as transgender and begin to transition.