The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas is one of the short stories published in 1973 by Ursula K. Le Guin. The short story majors on the city of Omelas and gives descriptions about the different characters.
My nephew is desperate to have the curse lifted for falling in love with his mother. The desperation drives my nephew to all sorts of pursuits for the Kingslayer. He puts a number of unwilling citizens under questioning. One of the people that he questions is a blind prophet by the name of Tiresias.
“Hills like White Elephants,” written by Ernest Hemingway is a short story about a young girl and her man waiting for a train and discussing the girl’s abortion. In the story, the man has the name the American and the girls called Jig.