Short stories tagged with Metaphorical

Listing 4 stories.

A tenant couple cares for a handful of quails, despite the concern that their landlords next door have for their garden. When winter comes, the quails have disappeared, leaving the couple to hope they will return in the spring.

A person cooks spaghetti every day for a year to distract themselves from their loneliness.

A New Yorker riding the subway to meet her lover suddenly finds herself exiting onto an unfamiliar platform that furls out into an alternate version of New York, unable to find her way home.

A woman goes to see her son in prison with a birthday surprise from his sister: a colonist on a spaceship on a voyage to another planet. On her way to visit, her luck runs out: though she's able to get into the prison and show the son her video blog, the spaceship where her daughter resides has caught fire.