Short stories tagged with Unsettling Ending.
Listing 134 stories.
An inexperienced governess cares for an orphan in a gothic German castle and discovers that the child is a murderous sea serpent.
A weary medical officer struggles to keep watch during the night shift in a naval prison hospital, even as the prisoners begin to cause trouble.
A young man travels across a country in the midst of a race war that grows larger as different identity-based groups join the fight, until the sudden end of the conflict brings further confusion and strife.
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.
In a contemporary rural American town, a psychopathic 60-year-old man strikes up a deceitful relationship with his young female neighbor.
The wife of a poet documents her marriage of five years as it tumultuously unravels during one summer in Maine.
On a writing retreat in Nova Scotia, a historian caught between his loving family and his kind mistress struggles to live outside of history.
On her walk home, a white Southern girl is asked by a Black convict for a small, simple favor. When she refuses to comply out of fear, the shadow of what she failed to do follows her around.
When a young man moves in with his pregnant girlfriend's family in the Pacific Northwest, he feels increasingly trapped by his girlfriend's secrets, her brother's drunken behavior, and the demanding land on the family's orchard.
In modern day New York City, a woman working on a movie set attracts an actor who might just give her the life of fame she's always wanted.