Short stories tagged with Waiting

Listing 4 stories.

A young woman makes a detour on her way home to visit a man she met on a train. Though the man is married, the woman hopes to rekindle the spark she felt during the train-ride.

A woman addicted to narcotics works as a waitress and fixes up her apartment in hopes of getting back her son from foster care after throwing him against a wall.

As a man waits in jail for the next stage in his journey through the justice system, he lives through visions of what the justice system could be in parallel universes, only to wake up and realize he can only exist in one system.

In the South, a volunteer fireman and his second wife cling to the intoxicating dangers of his work to stave off an unsatisfying family life.