Short stories tagged with Upbeat Ending.
Listing 256 stories.
A man, obsessed with a girl twenty-nine years younger than him, is taken to jail for trying to seduce a minor, and wishes he could find a way to help others understand their relationship.
A Japanese mother loses her husband during World War II and subsequently urges her son not to forget his heritage in the face of American occupation.
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.
An unexpected letter reminds a man that he was once voted "Most Likely To Succeed" by his graduating class. Even though both world wars have changed the course of his life, he realizes that he is not unhappy.
A man who firmly believes he does not love the woman he felt obligated to marry begins to realize the gravity of losing her after she ventures into the woods one stormy evening.
In a Southern suburban dystopia, war rages between man and machine. While engaged in ruthless combat, a corporal is forced to rethink what it means to be truly free.
A teenage girl’s life changes in the course of one night when she meets her attractive vampire protector and is charged with saving the world.
A young couple helplessly in love spend their last night together at a park before they begin college at different schools.
During a violent snowstorm in Iowa, a train carrying a traveling salesman, a railroad worker, and a family of five takes a desperate detour to Carthage. When the passengers arrive, the station is a mess and the agent is dead, but they must work together to welcome a new life amidst the deathly circumstances.
Multiple extramarital affairs come to a head years later, but the narrator circumvents them at the last moment.