Short stories tagged with Ironic Ending.
Listing 60 stories.
A grocer in desperate need of help enlists a lawyer to fix his problems, though he refuses to trust the lawyer enough to actually receive help.
An ex-convict is hard-pressed to stay out of trouble when he learns of a plan to rob the jewelry store where he works as a security guard.
A middle-aged tax consultant who is dissatisfied with life has a night that begins with a wrong address and ends in a liquor-fueled spoken-word poetry party.
A woman with an aversion to yelling regrets her wish to be deaf so that she does not need to marry her fiance who is being argumentative.
A young boy angry, about a conflict with his neighbor, discusses morality with his mother. With ironic consequences, they explore sin, God, and the presence of evil in the world through the lens of the Tooth Fairy.
The children in a family grow tired of hosting their middle-aged cousin, but his expulsion brings unexpected strife to the family.
A man in a recovery ward is allowed to go out for a day to see his wife, but his discomfort in the outside world manifests as paranoia. He returns to the hospital early, where he finally feels normal.
In a flood-ravaged world, a haughty man turns away beggars who, unlike him, failed to stock up before the dystopia, unless one man makes a request he’d never heard before: whiskey, please.
A man resents his younger brother for having an easier life and more love from their friends and family, even as he desperately tries to win that adoration for himself.
The head of a futuristic anti-poaching organization releases endangered creatures into a poacher's apartment to allow nature itself to see justice served.