Short stories tagged with Luck

Listing 11 stories.

After a boy finds a dime on the ground, he buys a load of bread — only to have it stolen by his abusive uncle. The boy must decides if he wants to stand up against his uncle, or accept yet another loss.

In Chicago in the 1920s, a young gangster gets a windfall of cash and aims to spend it on his girlfriend and himself before his luck runs out.

An older man goes off on a quest through the desert to find a fortune despite there seeming to be no hope.

After a woman gives birth to her third child, her mother-in-law sends a nanny to help around the house. The nanny establishes a close bond with the new baby, eventually kidnapping him.

When a middle-aged lawyer seeks a new apartment in southeastern France, he makes a deal with the current tenant, hoping she won’t live much longer. As the years go by, however, it seems like the old lady might live forever.

A girl at a British airbase is bad luck: after going out with her, pilots seem to always crash and die. When a famously successful pilot shows up, the girl is drawn to him. They both want to see if they can beat the curse.

A man is forced to reconsider his suspicions of superstition when a racketeer decides the man is good luck.

A poor, ever-hopeful couple that imagines itself on the brink of a windfall suffers setback after setback, until the husband has a revelation about what in life holds real value.

When a former air force pilot’s friend goes missing for 32 days, he recalls a dangerous but tempting deal he was offered months ago and assumes the worst for his more gullible and perhaps unlucky friend.

A homeless Native American man goes on a journey to get one thousand dollars in order to buy back his grandma's regalia.