Short stories tagged with Epistolary

Listing 15 stories.

In the Land of Witches, an enslaved girl learns the magic of Dream Science and liberates herself from her master. Her account of the town inspires a present-day researcher, trapped in her war-torn hometown, and a band of witches to pilgrimage to the site. An enslaved girl's fantastical account of the Land of Witches encourages a group of witches and a present-day researcher, marooned in her war-torn hometown, to locate the site through the magic of dreams.

The granddaughter of a revered Princeton genius reaches out to her family's maid to uncover what terrible secrets tore her family apart and resulted in his lonely death many years ago.

An embittered Janet is haunted by the ghost of an ever present airplane, believing the pilot to be her forsaken lover, Jerry.

A mentally-ill, suicidal man writes letters to different people about prominent memories in his life from his birth onwards—some nostalgic, some thankful, some apologetic, and some confessional.

When a flight that went missing in a wormhole twenty years ago finally reappears, a distant workaholic father who was on board reaches out to his now-grown son by email.

After returning the I CAN SPEAK mask for babies, which plays and simulates sophisticated speech, a woman receives a lengthy letter from an overly-enthusiastic sales rep about the mask's ability to make babies more intelligent and loveable.

Years after a man’s detested godchild has died, the godchild’s father invites the man to stay with him and his wife in the countryside, where he witnesses strange things happening in the gardens where the godchild’s statue lies.

When a music teacher in Medieval England finds an alluring young student who can sing the perfect note, his home life comes crashing down around him.

On the battlefields of the Civil War, a confederate soldier writes to his wife as he grows more familiar with the tragedy of war. Back home, his wife struggles to stay afloat without her husband.

In her final letter to her marriage counselor, a woman reveals the truth about her ongoing divorce and her distaste for her religious husband.