Short stories tagged with Quiet Ending

Listing 17 stories.

After her sister dies, an actress in New York uses her supernatural powers to manipulate time and try to save her sister, but each attempt causes uncontrollable side effects that threaten to destroy the world.

A man takes his four-year-old son to a pumpkin patch, where they encounter another father-son duo.

On a trip through Europe, an old man grapples with his terminal illness and finds himself increasingly disappointed by his current lover and missing his old flame.

In present-day Montana, an eighteen-year old’s father goes missing at the same time that a cougar begins to roam around town, which leads to a string of tragic losses and an uncomfortable blend of revulsion and awe for the silent creature.

When a World War II soldier returns home to San Francisco, memories of a late friend keep him from enjoying the normalcy of civilian life.

A friend tries to fix her suburban housewife’s unfulfilling marriage by leading the charge on her friend’s unnecessary home renovation.

An eight-year-old girl attends a family lunch with her aunt, uncles, and cousins. Family drama ensues as a baby is hidden from his grandmother, an uncle drinks too much alcohol, and children indulge in naughty conversation.

Slowly dying from cancer, Jinny wanders to bus stops, cornfields, and to a floating bridge thinking about the futures her husband Neal and many men will have without her.

On a scorching summer's day in a small town, prisoners comb through a field in order to find the body of a dead girl.

A Midwestern woman reflects on a past heartbreak from 1993 that led her to check into a tacky hotel, drink her worries away, seduce a married late-night radio talk show host, and doubtfully come to a personal realization.