Short stories tagged with Sin

Listing 17 stories.

A woman is employed by wealthy individuals to eat the sins of their recently deceased relatives.

In a lengthy dialogue, two men, possibly a psychologist and a patient, discuss adultery, sin, desire, and life.

After his death, a Judge converses with an old friend and a philosopher about the reality of an afterlife and grapples with the idea of regaining people he’s missed his entire life.

When his attempt at religious repentance fails, a troubled teenage boy with a reputation for being a bad boy ends up taking a school prank too far.

A young woman is returning to her husband and parents in New York, after having left her husband for a brief affair. As her father drives her home and reminisces on the hard work it took to build a life at their farmhouse, she learns that he hasn't told anyone else she's coming home.

After dropping out of the Jesuit priesthood, a struggling graduate student studying theology meets a fellow Catholic graduate student. The two explore their sexual desires irrespective of what the Church has taught them.

An African man arguing for his ancient grandfather’s passage to Mecca tells the story of his enslavement and separation from his brother during the American Civil War.

A high school boy struggles with his adolescent sexual desires alongside his devotion to Jehovah's Witness as he navigates a budding friendship with a female schoolmate.

An eighteenth century ship is haunted by a ghost ship because of one sailor's past sins.

A Louisiana boy educated by God-fearing Catholics is taught to abstain from masturbation and rather think of it as self-harm. Instead, he sets out on a tumultuous relationship with his sexuality, and comes to question whether or not he truly agrees with the church's teachings about what is and is not sin.