Short stories tagged with Guilt

Listing 79 stories.

Ruriko visits robot versions of her former bandmates, who are kept in a sex hotel. Through talking with them, she revisits the day all of them died, leaving her the sole survivor.

Al Roosten, a local business owner always second-best to his competitor, Larry Donfrey, contemplates returning to an anti-drug charity event to ensure that Donfrey is able to help his disabled daughter.

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.

After a man shoots a masked burglar who breaks into his home and pulls a gun on him, he is left to cope with the guilt of having taken a life.

A young, energetic clockwork marionette joins the carnival to find her absent mother and learns about love, death, and forgiveness when she raises her own son.

A man pursuing his doctorate explores the history of the American South through the journals and letters of a long-dead ancestor who manumitted all the enslaved people on his plantation after an affair gone wrong.

In a hyper-surveillance state set in the near future, a female military cyborg wrestles with extreme PTSD and guilt after unintentionally murdering young civilians on a mission abroad. After hearing a recording of the deaths, she realizes her "accident" isn't what it appeared to be, and takes justice into her own hands.

When a man commits suicide by walking into oncoming traffic after watching a mysterious film by the name of Contrition, one by one, the workers of the theater each quench their curiosity by getting a sneak peak of the film. As her coworkers exit the theater either trying to kill themselves or other people, a woman feels compelled get a glimpse of the notorious movie.

A college student is traumatized after accidentally killing a man with his car. His feelings become complicated after he talks to the man's daughter and learns about the victim's past.

A typical nice-guy colleague with a toxically positive attitude delivers an exhortation to his colleagues about eliminating self-doubt so as to increase work performance.