Godfather Death

short story

Godfather Death

The Brothers Grimm This fascinating story tells the tale of a physician whose godfather is Death and the resulting effects on his career. It is a useful story to spark thoughts about the limits of...

The Birth-Mark

Nathaniel Hawthorne “The Birth-Mark” is a story of a great scientist who applies his vast knowledge to removing a birthmark from the face of his otherwise perfect wife. The scientist succe...

The Veldt

Ray Bradbury This short story explores what might happen in an environment where parents give up the education of their children to technology (which is what’s increasingly happening today). But Br...

Fidelity: Five Stories

Wendell Berry The title short story, Fidelity, is a “must read” for health care workers. Here Berry portrays the argument of his essay, “Health is Membership” in compelling, fictional form, hi...

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Flannery O’Connor This is a somewhat disturbing short story by Flannery O’Connor, an American literary stalwart who also happens to be a devout Catholic. On the surface, it has nothing to do w...