Short stories tagged with Mothers
Listing 21 stories.
When an old nurse and two children go out for a perfect afternoon walk, they are distraught to return home and find that something is out of place.
In a 20th century American town, a young man spies on a decisive duel between his neighbor and her son.
A mother constrained by the ceaseless demands of her husband and teenage daughter finds escape on the back of a majestic horse.
When her child refuses to take off his Halloween costume because he’s decided that he’s a Mongolian nomad, an ESL teacher in Portland finds herself stuck in an absurd conflict that further strains her suffering marriage.
An eight-year-old girl attends a family lunch with her aunt, uncles, and cousins. Family drama ensues as a baby is hidden from his grandmother, an uncle drinks too much alcohol, and children indulge in naughty conversation.
A woman who cares for her ill mother falls in love with a successful man from her hometown, but cannot marry him until her mother’s death.
A young woman grows up without magic in a magical family and society, with strict rules and roles that are often tied to gender. When she sets off on a journey and her adult life begins, she finds her worldview tested—especially when members of her family come out as transgender and begin to transition.
A woman who is able to read people's minds feeds on people's ugly thoughts and craves the taste of horrible, despicable people. After meeting others who also feed on thoughts, the woman tries unsuccessfully to protect a woman she has fallen in love with from becoming a victim.
A girl is pursued by her father in the forest as she begins to transform into a monstrous animal.
Over dinner, an observer reflects on mothers and their omnipresent prevalence in children’s lives.