Short stories published in 1953

Listing 29 stories.

When a group of college boys cross paths with a girl known for her infamous sexual activities, they try to entice her into a night out, only to find she has become a different person.

A man describes the evidence leading up to an explanation for the recent death of an atheist in a religious society.

After stopping by the Depot Saloon to visit a girl he has his eyes on, a man and his two horses find themselves victims of a sudden accident on a wintry night.

After nearly breaking up with her boyfriend, a young woman distracts herself in the company of a charming guest who is seeking respite from his own set of problems.

In a 1950s mining community in the western United States, death and suicide are common. A body is found in a burnt cabin, and everyone suspects it was suicide, but the truth is much more insidious.

A group of musicians mourn their recently deceased friend. Their complicated ways of grieving conflict with one another as they try to plan a memorial party together.

A gifted American novelist who always rejects the world around her is forced to rethink her perspective when her husband falls sick — the thought of losing him forces her to turn her criticism inward.

A U.S. Foreign Service officer returns home to Paris and expects to pick things up with his on-and-off again girlfriend after a long assignment overseas. Instead, he finds that she has moved on, possibly for good.

Two adult sisters reunite only to relive the trauma from their tumultuous and life-altering childhood.

After four prisoners escape from the state penitentiary, a sheriff and his posse, including an empathetic deputy and a trigger-happy civilian volunteer, search for them through the Colorado Rocky Mountains.