Short stories tagged with Food

Listing 24 stories.

A woman is employed by wealthy individuals to eat the sins of their recently deceased relatives.

An overweight journalist navigates a strange friendship with a legendary writer and finds his life curiously entwined with one of the writer's students, a fiery young girl.

A mother constrained by the ceaseless demands of her husband and teenage daughter finds escape on the back of a majestic horse.

Professor gives a talk about the human appetite for death

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.

When a young girl in a contemporary northwestern American town dies, one of her neighbors and former friends rethinks her relationship with death.

A young, hungry girl disobeys the rules of her village and fails to provide "La Caridad," a monster who takes the form of an old lady, the proper offering of food one day. That night, the ten-year-old faces the terrible consequences of her actions.

When a teenage girl learns that her mother plans to marry a Moroccan man, the girl figures the marriage is just another one of her mom's phases. However, when the girl starts to make real friends at the man's mosque, she begins to hope their marriage will be permanent.

An exhausted husband and wife travel by foot and stop by a house to ask a woman for food. She is rude and only allows the wife to eat, but the wife saves some food for her husband so they can continue their long journey.

After meeting a young widow at a family party, a 21-year-old Turkish woman finds herself a new friend with which to bake chocolate cakes, dance at night, and voice the tragedies her family refuses to confront.