Short stories tagged with Trauma.

Listing 119 stories.

A woman celebrates her daughter’s sixth birthday by volunteering at the women's center. As she assists other women, she recalls her own trauma and struggles with the constant reminders of it.

In the far future, a human veteran adopts a war soldier, developing an unlikely friendship that helps each of them cope with the trauma of combat.

In present-day New York City, a young Colombian woman strikes up a friendship with an older Columbian man fleeing the memory of his kidnapping and subsequently finds relief from her own trauma.

After suffering a battlefield injury during World War I, an English soldier develops persistent amnesia, making him fearful of his own actions during the memory blackouts.

Ruriko visits robot versions of her former bandmates, who are kept in a sex hotel. Through talking with them, she revisits the day all of them died, leaving her the sole survivor.

A British sergeant in the Gulf War begins to question his experiences when a strange man saves him from certain death, only to haunt him for years after.

After a month of preparing, a couple finally picks the perfect day to go see the baby kangaroo at the zoo, only to greet the day with argument and thoughts of potential disappointment.

A school janitor contends with a boiler that starts a deadly fire in an over-crowded and neglected elementary school.

When his neighbor dies, a 12-year-old Black boy takes over her house, only to find himself at the center of a war between rival gangs and an uncontrollable hustle.

A 39-year-old war veteran returns to live with his mother after his wife kicks him out for domestic abuse. Suffering from what his mother believes is PTSD, the man becomes increasingly anxious and bitter. When the cops come looking for him for one of an assorted range of former crimes, a string of events ends with him shooting at the house of his grocery-store crush and running into the woods.