Short stories published in 2011

Listing 82 stories.

A young Black girl confronts her overbearing mother's poverty and her lack of a father when she is coerced into attending a program intended to make her a "professional" member of society who can break the cycle of poverty.

When a prideful ten-year-old boy visits the ski slopes with his mother and brother, who has cancer, he gets himself into trouble after going off on his own and ignoring his family’s warnings.

Triggered by a fellow addict at a group therapy session, a man finds himself on the streets, in search of anything that will help him feel better.

A Cambridge-educated writer returns to India for his brother's wedding only to develop feelings for his brother's new wife.

A mother in a 19th century prairie town engages in a prolonged mourning process for her dead husband as she faces more tragedies and avoids her shady father-in-law.

In 1950s Canada, two girls see each other for the last time on a bus ride home from college. Over the following summer vacation, their lives change irrevocably due to boyfriends and pregnancy scares.

In a dystopian world where people stay young forever, a brother and sister encounter an old man for the first time, and must decide whether or not to turn him in.

A lesbian couple moves from America to Malacca, Malaysia, where they find jobs as schoolteachers and their relationship slowly unravels.

A girl with a big imagination tries to use magic to heal her little brother, but the consequences are far worse than she could have dreamed.

A big-game hunter pursues an elusive stag, rumored to be the devil's spawn, and must face satanic forces in the woods when a member of his elite hunting party disappears.