Short stories tagged with Operation

Listing 4 stories.

In a realistic sci-fi world, a mystery writer nurtures his robot servant's interest in becoming a writer as well, paying for a series of expensive upgrades such that the robot can understand spelling, grammar, plot, human behavior, and humor. However, when the robot's talent threatens to surpass his own, the egotistical writer demands the robot's mind be restored to its original state.

A former doctor is called out of his alcoholism and cynicism to help others—first when his nephew is shot, then when a tornado devastates the area.

Photographer Jerry Butler has an affair with one of his subjects - Brianna Riley, a famous singer with a curious and rare condition. When his wife walks in on them, he has to choose between the two.

While sick and bound to a hospital bed, a mathematician-loving office worker ponders on the intricacies of his marriage and dreams of impossible arithmetic equations.