Short stories tagged with Performance

Listing 16 stories.

An overweight journalist navigates a strange friendship with a legendary writer and finds his life curiously entwined with one of the writer's students, a fiery young girl.

A show arrives in a small town, promising the performance of a lifetime, in which a small, mute woman will dive into a shallow pool surrounded by flames from a diving board that reaches the sky.

In a Paris churchyard, a man and his friend bear witness to the bizarre transformation of man into bird and a Bird Man into something more perhaps dangerous.

The prideful uncle of a child piano prodigy pushes the girl to the detriment of her craft. A veteran musician warns him of the future that lies ahead.

When a black teenage girl at a private school gets invited to a party by a wealthy white student, she struggles to navigate the divide between their world and her own.

An experienced sound girl takes a chance on an up-and-coming boy band and falls in love with the handsome, womanizing lead singer in the process.

In the 1800s, a team of Native American men travel by horse to Gavelston Bay, Texas, and form a connection with another tribe along the way. However, the joy of discovery is cut short by immense tragedy.

An ice skater in the entertainment industry, to the chagrin of her cat-obsessed mother, performs the same routine each night with a man dressed in a bear suit.

When a sick father tells his son a new story of how he came into the United States from Mexico, different from the one the whole family was familiar with, an argument ensues between mother and father about the true history of their family.

A man living full-time as a caveman in a historical exhibit where he isn't supposed to speak English and has to pay for his poop to be removed is pressured by his exploitative employer to report his work partner's violation of their rules, despite knowing that she needs to send her family money as desperately as he does.