"The Rocking Horse Winner"
by DH Lawrence is one of the classics. It is about a family and love, the lack of it, money, the lack of it, and a child's desperation to please. These days we might call it magic realism. If you are interested in stories written for literature rather than labels, just click on the underlined title, or here.
First published in 1926.
Magic realism, 3,000 words approx