Short stories tagged with Murder.
Listing 293 stories.
All the boys on a street in Nigeria are killed in slow succession by a perplexing and inescapable fever. The family of one boy struggles to find a way to save him from his fate.
In a future where death is volunteered and the population is controlled, a soon-to-be father waits for his triplets to be born—and he must find three volunteers to die in order for them to live.
A drunkard with a habit of lying and the hope of an American dream tries to get his family out of Cuba across dangerous waters.
When a teenage boy's father goes missing, the boy suspects that his father's girlfriend knows more than she lets on. He follows her to an abandoned hospital one night to find answers.
After Jehovah's witnesses find a couple brutally murdered in their trailer, convenience store owners remember their own interactions with the couple in the time preceding the murders.
In a small American town, a man is accused of the murder of a young girl and is sentenced to death. There is scanty evidence to suggest that the man committed the crime, and it is up to the the townspeople and a conflicted sheriff to decide if he really is guilty.
A man's jealous wife kidnaps any woman she thinks he shows any interest in to torture and murder in their basement. Deciding to finally put an end to this and escape the absusive relationship, the man poisons his wife and frees her most recent victim.
A Vietnamese near-centenarian living in New Orleans reminisces on wars he experienced, ideas he held, and countries he saw during the 20th century with the help of the ghost of an old friend: Ho Chi Minh.
A man describes the evidence leading up to an explanation for the recent death of an atheist in a religious society.
After a middle-aged murderess is pardoned and released from prison early, she goes to live with a friend in Wisconsin who helps her begin her new life, until the local doctor shows interest in the murderess and threatens to come between the two women.