Short stories tagged with Surgery

Listing 12 stories.

In a futuristic world where hardly a trace of natural life exists untouched by human interference, a Citizen makes an unprecedented choice that brings a slew of notoriety and ethical questions.

A young adult gradually adjusts to his new reality after a cancer diagnosis and a surgery which gives him new, bioengineered eyes.

A former doctor is called out of his alcoholism and cynicism to help others—first when his nephew is shot, then when a tornado devastates the area.

In a dystopian Toronto where genetically modified humans form the upper class, a young woman goes in search of answers after she discovers that her newly-changed friend has been murdered.

A man reflects on the love of his life while inadvertently affecting her surgery in a hospital, causing her to fall into a coma.

A young girl's mother goes to the hospital for an operation without explaining to her family what she is sick with or when she will return home.

An alcoholic and abusive father with three children decides he wants to be a better man, and to do that he will abide by Matthew 5—switching his own feet, eyes, tongue, ears, and hands for those of someone better than he. His daughter willingly amputates and sews him together with the assistance of a body part delivery boy called The Collector, but later discovers to her horror that the new parts belonged to her missing mother.

A middle-aged salesman from New Jersey finds himself studying the intricacies of his life and the hospital he stays at after he becomes ill on his flight.

In a futuristic world, some humans have to turn into marine life known as sushi to survive outer space. Sushis are the underclass of human society, and when a young human female researcher working in outer space wants to become a sushi, she faces pushback from the human government.

A patient becomes passive during her post-automobile accident surgery. She reflects on how ignorant her doctors are faces feelings of violation.