Short stories published in 1958
Listing 25 stories.
A teacher at an all girls school thinks about her abusive partner while she is living away from him. She is thrown a birthday celebration at the school and becomes overwhelmed with emotion.
A man who has given everything to his friend's farm equipment business fends off onslaughts personal, emotional, and professional even as the real threat eludes him completely.
When an impoverished man shows up to a wealthy woman's door in dire need of help, she gives him ten dollars and tries to send him on his way. The man insists that he return the next day to thank her husband for the money, but she isn't quite sure if things are as they seem.
Three boys struggle to save their companion on a cave wall climbing trip.
A middle-aged man in a small Northern town is desperate to escape his mundane routines and imagines rash and violent actions that might give his life meaning.
A Boy Scout and his loyal dog emigrate to a human colony on Venus.
In 1940s New York, a young writer becomes captivated by his enigmatic neighbor, Holly Golightly, a free-spirited woman who seeks a place she can call home while trying to run away from her past life.
A simulacron, who serves as a representative of an alien species, speaks with the US Secretary of Science about their wish to purchase the planet Jupiter. While the Secretary worries about stirring up conflict between the simulacron and another species, the simulacron assures him that no harm will come to Earth, and the two eventually reach an agreement.
A couple attends the show of a marvelous, sensuous, and regal African American singer in Paris. The wife of the couple finds herself struggling for a grip as the pleasure of seeing this performer infiltrates her fortress of restraint.
A man escapes a hit and run accident and feels immense guilt until he meets his own misfortune.