Short stories tagged with Mourning
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A Latvian man who immigrated to Los Angeles as a boy must travel back to his homeland to ensure that his grandfather receives his new gravestone after the stonecutter his family was corresponding with dies.
When a postman in Trenton, New Jersey succumbs to tetanus, his fellow townspeople learn that he’d spent decades stealing their mail, leading to a town-wide hatred of the dead man.
Cowan will do anything to get revenge on the man who killed his own child and drove Cowan's lover to suicide.
In 2018, a pedestrian on the New York City’s Lower East Side witnesses a young Black couple in love, prompting a consideration about the storytelling, hope, and Nelson Mandela.
In modern day New York City, a woman working on a movie set attracts an actor who might just give her the life of fame she's always wanted.
After a man's suicide, his former wife and sister live together. at odds with one another as they differently processes their feelings of grief.
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.
When his deceased son is accused of thievery, a grieving grocery store owner condemns the world for making him rethink the innocent memories he had of his son.
When a middle-aged woman’s daughter mysteriously reappears after going missing for three years, she notices something about her child isn’t quite the same.
In 19th-century New Orleans, a young Black girl is pressured by her mother to seek out a white husband in order to retain her freedom, only to catch the eye of a vampire instead.