Short stories tagged with Power

Listing 28 stories.

In a world ravaged by malware, two powerful tycoons with opposing solutions emerge as saviors. But tragedy strikes when a young man's lust threatens the newfound, tenuous balance between machines and the natural world.

While conducting research in the remote country of Keteng, a Stanford grad student hears that another American has entered the country and is challenging the power structures in place.

In 19th-century New Orleans, a young Black girl is pressured by her mother to seek out a white husband in order to retain her freedom, only to catch the eye of a vampire instead.

A young woman grows up without magic in a magical family and society, with strict rules and roles that are often tied to gender. When she sets off on a journey and her adult life begins, she finds her worldview tested—especially when members of her family come out as transgender and begin to transition.

Two military men with a history of conflict play a game of dice and one loses all of his money. The defeated man then attempts to steal the money back.

After an obese older man discovers his wife is having an affair, he invites the lovers on a tense trip to the beach.

A group of boys is lured into a sewer by their classmate where mind tricks and riddles await them in the damp darkness.

A graduate student finds himself embroiled in a strange sort of psychological game after he agrees to write a paper for another well-off student.

A young woman meets a World War II soldier on a train to California and takes pity on the lonely and displaced life he has become indifferent to.