Short stories tagged with Television

Listing 11 stories.

In the 1990s, a 19-year-old aspiring actor-turned-construction worker develops an affinity for crack cocaine, making him doubt the promise of his future.

A rational New York accountant gets into a dramatic dispute with his mother over the veracity of a tabloid conspiracy theory.

When a low-budget science fiction television show successfully predicts the discovery of extraterrestrial life, its cult followers investigate its mysterious origins, only to be met with more mysteries.

In Long Beach, California, a religious Chinese immigrant finds a job caring for a teenage boy suffering from leukemia. By watching M*A*S*H and reading the Bible, they find solace in one another during the last months of his life.

When two friends purchased a housemaid robot that resembles Helen of Troy, the robot falls in love with one of them, creating chaos in their once-harmonious household.

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 nurse finds that she cannot shake her discomfort with her daughter's sexuality after her daughter comes out as a lesbian. After she attends to a patient who is dying of AIDS, she comes to the realization that her homophobia contradicts her role as caregiver and mother.

A TV critic begins to have trouble telling the difference between her own, real life, and the lives of the characters on television.

In a world where death is a foreign past to the privileged people who live on their technologically-advanced home in space, the Satellite, a television representative travels to Earth to make a deal with a village chief who is dying from cancer. In exchange for broadcasting the immersive experience of the chief's death, the television representative will provide the chief with technology to help his village better survive in the ruined wasteland that the Earth has become.

A trio of small people invade a man’s home and work spaces for a week, bringing non-functional TV sets in with them.