Short stories tagged with Poverty.
Listing 141 stories.
A man looking for work on a lakeside town gets involved in the lives of a young couple who are in love, but the girls' parents do not approve of the relationship.
An impoverished thirteen-year-old boy growing up during the Great Depression gets into a serious fight with an older man over a fifty-cent coin.
A Black teenage boy in Illinois becomes obsessed with the idea of owning a gun–until he realizes that with the gun comes a level of adult responsibility he isn’t ready to assume.
A taxi driver picks up a mysterious, dirty child who only wants to ride with him. As he picks her up in different spots throughout the summer, he decides he wants to learn more about the unusual girl.
An armless man begs on the streets of Madrid to earn money for his nagging wife. When he unexpectedly earns enough in a day to buy the shoes he's always wanted, his temptation and priorities are put to the test.
When a young man moves in with his pregnant girlfriend's family in the Pacific Northwest, he feels increasingly trapped by his girlfriend's secrets, her brother's drunken behavior, and the demanding land on the family's orchard.
An American couple from New York travels to Puerto Rico for the summer during 1938, which proves to be an incredibly volatile moment in history for the island.
WaLiLa, an immortal being from the stars, fails a mission from her ancestors and becomes earth-bound. WaLiLa is an immortal being from the stars, sent by her ancestors to collect nectar from the earth. When her mission goes awry, she risks being tied to earth forever.
In the 1990s, a 19-year-old aspiring actor-turned-construction worker develops an affinity for crack cocaine, making him doubt the promise of his future.
After one of her young lower-income students shows up to class disheveled, a female teacher from Chicago makes it her mission to create strong bond with the girl in hopes it will prevent her from dropping out of school. A story of compassion, empathy, and kindness, follow a teacher's journey in ensuring her students are cared for, while also learning more about the intricacies of her own life.