Short stories tagged with Speculative
Listing 36 stories.
In a future where death is volunteered and the population is controlled, a soon-to-be father waits for his triplets to be born—and he must find three volunteers to die in order for them to live.
On a train in 20th century London, a middle-aged stranger tells a man about a series of strangely realistic dreams he had depicting a horrific world war that he could have prevented.
When a man known as the Unmarried Mother enters a bar in 1970s New York, he gets roped into a time travel quest bent on recovering his long-lost child and finding his old lover.
After kicking her husband out and changing the locks, a mother imagines he is still living with her, distant and uninterested in sex. Lying in bed, she conjures up old memories and imagines new ones, grappling with questions of selfhood, identity, womanhood, and motherhood. One night, her real husband returns, and she lets him back in.
A programmer battles with a computer virus she once designed in order to take down the quantum computing business she previously built with her ex-husband.
In an apocalyptic future where Earth has been ravaged, a lonely man studies the stars until, one day, they come to him.
A mathematician tries to convince his machinist friend to travel through time with him, leading to a heated discussion of man’s hubris and the possible paradoxes that could open up if they disturb the time-space continuum.
A young adult gradually adjusts to his new reality after a cancer diagnosis and a surgery which gives him new, bioengineered eyes.
Mrs. Berthelson is the only human that can travel through time, so she journeys to a post-apocalyptic Earth where she tries to sell life-saving supplies to the last surviving humans as they are about to escape the planet.
In a near-future American city, a black teenage girl visits a memory alteration agency with her friends on a night out. She chooses to delete an embarrassing memory from a first encounter with a girl she likes, in hopes of giving their relationship a fresh start.