Short stories tagged with Fate

Listing 20 stories.

After listening to advice from a psychic, a struggling artist visits her aunt with dementia and tries to understand the meaning behind her seemingly meaningless words and how they will affect her life.

A middle-aged Nigerian man visits his aging parents and remembers his childhood connection with the family's old houseboy. Memory reveals their friendship and betrayal.

When a teenage girl discovers that she holds the prophesied power to overturn the balance between vampires and humans, both species struggle to get hold of her first.

Two generations of Irish families recount their traumatic experiences and moments of secrecy. When two members of each finally meet decades later in America, they fall in love but the secrecy of their lives remains.

A man in a small port town watches as his store clerk begins to fear and yearn for a ship that appears in the fog.

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.

An aimless, twenty-two-year-old Californian man questions everything—from his job to his ability to take care of a potted plant—as a heat wave sweeps his town. Just when he's about to spiral, a life-changing act of heroism gives him unexpected clarity.

A young white girl backpacking through Kenya imposes upon a couple she tangentially knows and has a life-changing near-death experience.

A young Black woman living in a dystopian version of Chicago, still rife with inequality, grapples with feelings of guilt, love, and uncertainty about her purpose.

A scientist reminisces about an old affair while he watches his time-machine lab burn down.