Short stories tagged with Manual Labor

Listing 4 stories.

When a young man moves in with his pregnant girlfriend's family in the Pacific Northwest, he feels increasingly trapped by his girlfriend's secrets, her brother's drunken behavior, and the demanding land on the family's orchard.

An African American man ambles along to deliver a model airplane to the family of a recently deceased acquaintance lost in war.

A house painter fixes up a beat-up jalopy with a neighbor boy. As the two spend more time together, the boy’s family strife escalates.

While working to keep oranges cool on a train, a young boy sees a person hiding among the oranges.