Short stories tagged with Fear
Listing 70 stories.
A Jewish soldier receives a letter from his father in America which details his experiences with Anti-Semitism, and causes him to reflect on his own life. He realizes that his friends have not faced the discrimination he has, but is glad when they acknowledge this and treat him the way they always have — as an equal.
An old man recalls how the death of King Kong caused him to lose someone he loved.
A middle-aged widower dreams of asking a younger local woman to be his wife, but it has been years since his wife died and he has forgotten how to court a woman. As the woman continues to visit his cabin, he must work up the courage to tell her how he feels.
On her walk home, a white Southern girl is asked by a Black convict for a small, simple favor. After she refuses to comply out of fear, she is haunted by guilt.
In a small rural town in the 1930s, three friends — a farmer’s wife, a music teacher and adulteress, and a single huntswoman — drift away from one another as they grow older, choosing unexpected futures for themselves.
A Polish immigrant feels her mind slipping away, as her surroundings and even her own body seem unfamiliar. After she's diagnosed with Alzheimers, she reflects on the importance of her memories and her past.
A white innkeeper in Denmark has a strange encounter with a large black sailor who asks for a room and the company of a prostitute.
On a trip through Europe, an old man grapples with his terminal illness and finds himself increasingly disappointed by his current lover and missing his old flame.
A young girl in a post-apocalyptic world must deal with living near a boy who ate her family when he was infected by a ravenous plague.
A woman decides to invite Death to her party, but is surprised by Death's request of her.