Short stories tagged with Myth

Listing 9 stories.

Professor gives a talk about the human appetite for death

On a cold Seattle night, deep in the heart of winter, a woman walks into a bar and finds the beautiful and animal-like woman she has been waiting for. She chases the woman into the night and finds the stranger is not what she seems—but neither is the protagonist.

After a young woman inherits a mythical Caribbean trait from her bloodline, her grandmother must intervene to make sure she is not overcome by it.

An Ethiopian prince from AD 1148 travels the country developing groundbreaking technology with the help of a farmer's daughter, whom he soon falls in love with. When he eventually becomes king, he realizes it is not just his country that he must lead to prosperity but the entire planet.

A farming town in Kansas contains a strange woman and her daughter, which seem to be connected with the earth and farming yields. When the daughter is taken from the town, the land seems to go barren.

When a young girl is forced to attend a mock ball, she meets an attractive man who has the wrong notions about his eternal lifespan and supposed need for blood.

Three friends in a magical world descend a staircase into the abyss at the edge of the world and encounter forces they can't control.

A young woman with a green ribbon tied permanently around her neck protects the ribbon from the endless pawing of her husband. As they raise their son, the risk of the ribbon unraveling increases.

During the tumult of the Mexican Revolution, an adventurous young girl and her sickly brother hide in a cave from the soldiers pillaging their village. When they discover they’re being stalked by an escaped tiger, the girl risks her life to save her brother.