Short stories tagged with Motherhood.
Listing 138 stories.
A young Black girl confronts her overbearing mother's poverty and her lack of a father when she is coerced into attending a program intended to make her a "professional" member of society who can break the cycle of poverty.
Against a backdrop of modern-day city life, a new Islamic mother navigates the complexities of her love life, as she cheats on her fiancée-then-husband with another man, who ends up being the father of her children. She admits to loving both men, and struggles to balance her family life with the need to be with her true love.
After kicking her husband out and changing the locks, a mother imagines he is still living with her, distant and uninterested in sex. Lying in bed, she conjures up old memories and imagines new ones, grappling with questions of selfhood, identity, womanhood, and motherhood. One night, her real husband returns, and she lets him back in.
In the near future, a young mother leaves behind a book for her daughter before she embarks on her space journey to the outer solar system in an attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial creatures. Sections from her book are interspersed with her husband's verbal recollections of their love story, which he addresses to their young daughter.
A middle-aged widower dreams of asking a younger local woman to be his wife, but it has been years since his wife died and he has forgotten how to court a woman. As the woman continues to visit his cabin, he must work up the courage to tell her how he feels.
After her husband goes missing, a young mother assumes he's been deported and decides she must find work of her own.
In a small rural town in the 1930s, three friends — a farmer’s wife, a music teacher and adulteress, and a single huntswoman — drift away from one another as they grow older, choosing unexpected futures for themselves.
Stuck in a loveless marriage for over forty years, a retired couple moves into a senior living apartment with the renewed promise to work on their marriage. When the opposite turns out to be true, the elderly husband attempts to find new love with a much younger woman who isn't what she seems.
A woman is fascinated by her neighbor's strange evening ritual of slamming a metal saber into her balcony wall.
When his unstable ex girlfriend shows up on his doorstep with a kidnapped baby, a young man must decide what to do with both the baby and the woman.