Short stories tagged with Prison

Listing 11 stories.

After a middle-aged murderess is pardoned and released from prison early, she goes to live with a friend in Wisconsin who helps her begin her new life, until the local doctor shows interest in the murderess and threatens to come between the two women.

Shortly after an Indian P.h.D. student is arrested for hiring a prostitute, he is released from prison and develops feelings for a P.h.D student working in the library, all while attempting to differentiate between love and desire.

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.

Because of her peculiar disposition, a young woman faces several challenges while living in her hometown in South Carolina. However, the same traits that her town sees as undesirable might just save her life when she becomes imprisoned in an enemy camp during World War II.

A seasoned criminal sets out to rob a shopping mall and ends up running from law enforcement to avoid life in prison.

In small town in Iowa, a woman who works at the American Gothic House forms a relationship with a famed serial killer. She begins to think about violence, death, and who has the power to kill.

A woman becomes invested in the odd and exciting life of her coworker, a pregnant construction worker whose boyfriend has been in and out of state prison for over a decade. The boyfriend, a Native American living in North Dakota, escapes so often that the town's officers, at this point, usually just sigh and get drinks when they see him run. When it is time for the birth of his child, the boyfriend escapes from prison to meet his son, but the day does not go as planned.

Through conversations with his great-great aunt, a man learns the history of a formerly enslaved family matriarch. His brother’s recent arrest gains new meaning as he learns more about his ancestors.

Freshly graduated from high school, a young couple must decide how to handle an unwanted pregnancy and their crippling sense of shame.