Short stories tagged with Gardening

Listing 16 stories.

In a modern-day world, an old lady with an uneventful life finds the Holy Grail in a pawn shop and buys it, thinking it will look nice on her mantle. The next day, a knight in shining armor shows up searching for it.

When his social-outcast, chess buddy from high school becomes obsessed with neuroscience research to find a way to eliminate distracting side-thoughts, a man finds himself exposed to a mysterious infection that will doom his wife and himself to

In Long Beach, California, a religious Chinese immigrant finds a job caring for a teenage boy suffering from leukemia. By watching M*A*S*H and reading the Bible, they find solace in one another during the last months of his life.

A young orphaned girl becomes frightened when she hears rustling outside her window, which she believes comes from a prisoner who escaped from the nearby prison.

When her kindergarten teacher's promise that their garden harvest will make an appearance at dinner goes unfulfilled, a young student enacts her revenge.

After it is announced that an apocalyptic event that will destroy all life in the universe, an astrophysicist and her gardener mother meet in near-future England to decide how to spend the last months of life.

In the early twentieth century, a daughter of plantation owners enjoys playing with the daughter of her black nanny. When she is required to play with a white girl from another plantation, she struggles between keeping her original friendship and succumbing to the racist pressures of her society.

In the quarantine stage of the 2020 pandemic, a woman and her husband reflect on their marriage, how time has somehow conflated, making them, at once, who they are now and who they used to be.

Protagonist Walter Brickman strains against the protective bounds set by his daughter Barbara, who has cared for him and monitored his obsessive tendencies since his suicide attempt following the death of his wife. He works on his garden relentlessly, going through the motions of family life whilst confiding in a secret friend, finally triumphing as he escapes his daughter’s admonition and makes it to the fair to see his tomatoes have won first prize.

A young man and his wife prepare for the birth of their first baby and navigate the ups and downs of their imminent parenthood.