Short stories tagged with Insecurity.

Listing 17 stories.

After a painful breakup that leaves you feeling incompetent, you opt for a chimera-transformative surgery that does exactly what the name implies: transforms you into a part-lion, part-goat, part-serpent creature. In a dystopian world that idealizes animal beauty over human beauty, you hope that the change will protect you from getting hurt again.

When a depressed middle aged man strikes up a romance with his neighbor in a modern suburban American town, he consults women's magazines to make himself into the perfect lover.

A boy feels isolated from his group of friends and targets his rage towards the most popular of them all. When he realizes the extent of the influence this enemy wields, he is forced to come to terms with the hopelessness of his situation.

Two little girls form a tumultuous friendship that impacts each of their life's dreams and desires in deep, unconscious ways—a fact that only becomes evident when they reconnect many years down the line.

After an obese older man discovers his wife is having an affair, he invites the lovers on a tense trip to the beach.

As he flushes three decades of narcotics out of his system, an Arkansas man recalls a traumatic hunting trip into the woods with his father and his friends. In this memory, he finds the roots of both his addiction and his identity.

A middle-aged Catholic priest, ignorant of his own flaws, struggles with ambition and the judgement of others as he comes to terms with the future that the Church has decided for him.

After falling in love with another man, an insecure woman attempts to discuss her current marriage with her husband while they drink in a bar.

A teenage boy in the throes of sulky, rebellious adolescence begins stealing a farmer's cannabis plants for quick cash, until his choices end up coming back to bite him.

Talking with her best guy friend, a girl reminisces on her toxic past relationships and confronts feelings of fear and uncertainty as she steps forward into her future.