Short stories tagged with Poetic

Listing 9 stories.

A poet dissects her relationship to a forensic scientist named Eddy.

An anonymous, disturbed man travels aimlessly across the desert, murdering families within their own homes in a slew of small-town and highway killings.

A series of interconnected vignettes and characters explores themes of race, incarceration, family, heartbreak, and love.

After meeting a young widow at a family party, a 21-year-old Turkish woman finds herself a new friend with which to bake chocolate cakes, dance at night, and voice the tragedies her family refuses to confront.

After several years asleep, a woman wakes up to find her husband kissing her, though she now must face his abusive ways.

Guilt catches up to the wife of an abusive but talented black comedian fifty-four years into their marriage, causing her to reevaluate her devotion during his 2010 comeback show in Los Angeles.

A modern Puerto Rican parrot meditates on why humans seek intelligence in other corners of the universe while they neglect the refined communicative capacities of their neighboring parrots.

Short bursts of inexplicable silence envelope an unnamed city and its residents, inspiring self-reflection and—much to their surprise—contentment.

A young woman travels the highway to her eerie childhood home only to remember why she left in the first place.