Short stories published in 2007

Listing 38 stories.

The daughter of a recently-deceased actress discovers that the man she thinks is her father may not be—and that she might actually be the offspring of a highly acclaimed actor who just so happens to be in town.

When the Great Recession leaves a depressed college graduate without a promising job, she finds herself walking a quarter-million-dollar clone of the dog she used to take care of.

When a low-life janitor is framed for a brutal murder, a politician and his henchmen work to solve the case themselves.

After a drunken night out, a high school English teacher is kidnapped by a strange man. But as she uncovers her abductor’s motivation, the power shifts back in her favor.

Following the fall of the Soviet Union, a Russian man studying in the United States reconnects with his estranged, ludicrously Communist grandfather. Through letters, phone calls, and eBay, they bond over their shared experiences with death and Soviet life.

A young girl who becomes blind, deaf, and crippled in the name of science, finds herself falling in love with her caretaker.

Americans attend a French wedding, uncovering the history of German occupants, a French cook, and American soldiers.

A young girl enters a social worker's office, only to reveal that she is 2400+ years old and that she would like to be the social worker's new foster child.

A grown woman reflects on an intense childhood friendship that drew to a close for no apparent reason. Summoned to the childhood friend's death bed and sent to fetch a priest so the old friend can confess, the woman is forced to reflect on the terrible secret - the murder of a disabled girl - that drove the pair apart.

On his first trip to New York City, a starstruck teenager confronts the trauma of growing up gay in a conservative town.