Short stories tagged with Poor

Listing 10 stories.

A destitute Pakistani man asks to work for a wealthy family in modern-day Pakistan. When he loses something that he values most, the man finally learns the brutal reality of his position in society.

An African American man in his early-20s becomes renowned for his blues performances on the streets around the United States, playing for jail inmates, young couples, and passerbys alike.

A high school cheerleader's uneventful life is shaken up when a crop duster—hired by her father to fly pesticides over his farm—comes to stay with them.

An exhausted husband and wife travel by foot and stop by a house to ask a woman for food. She is rude and only allows the wife to eat, but the wife saves some food for her husband so they can continue their long journey.

A young girl wants to be a religious saint and tries to figure out what kind of sacrifice will be big enough for God to make her one.

A motley crew of hobos jump between trains and travel through various towns in search of jobs and learn the importance of companionship amidst hardships.

A poor father reminisces about the life of his deceased daughter while sitting next to her grave in the hot summer of California.

When a customer visits a pudding store during the Christmas season, he learns of an older man who only samples the flavors and never buys anything. The customer tries to act charitably when he meets the older man.

A Confederate family experiences financial struggles during the war. Just before the father leaves to join the fight, a group of Union soliders invade their home.

In Paraguay, following the end of the Stroessner dictatorship, a young man strikes a friendship of sorts with a sensational local mystic who writes letters from the ghosts of a person's past.