In Gina Chung’s funny but heartbreaking “The Arrow,” a single, underemployed, 35-year-old Korean American woman in Brooklyn is pregnant and alone. When she surprises herself by choosing to keep the baby, she has nowhere to turn for support except to her estranged mother—but will her mom help, or only make things worse?
In One Story Issue #306, Michael Colbert’s “How to Be a Couple’s Third,” a man tired of looking for a boyfriend on dating apps decides to pursue an older couple.
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