Short stories tagged with Radio

Listing 13 stories.

A man lives with his greyhound on a desert island reflects after a recent apocalypse brings all of the world’s towers crashing down. He writes letters to a distant friend, whom he hasn’t heard from in a long time but still hopes to meet in person one day.

An overprotective brother disapproves of his sister’s fiance despite his own inability to commit to a woman. Over time, he becomes less selfish and learns to accept others' wishes with less judgment.

A woman posts an ad in a magazine for people positive for HIV and goes on dates with one degrading man after another, looking for someone to love.

After a man returns to his childhood home after years of working on himself, he confidently sets out to restore it and find the vandals who ruined it. His overconfidence leads him to incorrect conclusions and he learns to accept that he was wrong.

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.

A young woman with a fear of going outside religiously follows the Cincinnati baseball team, tuning in every day on the radio. When the team makes it to the World Series, the woman's brother gets tickets to a game, leaving her to weigh her fear of the outdoors against her love of baseball.

In Spain during the Francoist dictatorship, a girl's father insists that their family will never speak Spanish again in favor of Basque — a small act of political defiance that slowly changes their lives, until they can never go back.

When a Chicago man decides to add Pet Milk to his coffee, the old-fashioned dairy product stirs up memories of his polka-loving grandmother and his beautiful college girlfriend.

When the 1979 June 4th Revolution in Ghana spreads across the country, the people of a small town quickly change from hopeful to fearful as life becomes violent. To cope, they must turn to the most powerful presence in their lives.

A boy rides along in his father's truck, but when he breaks his father's only rule—don't touch anything—by turning on the radio, he hears another trucker threatening the safety of his father.