Empathy – A man with psychic and empathetic powers decides that the fragile and topsy-turvy state of the union is about to collapse, so he devises a plan to fix it. This is a thought provoking, near future science fiction short story perfect for an election year. The Right to Bear Arms - A physics professor is so distraught at his son’s death by a mentally deranged man carrying an automatic weapon, that he devises an incredible plan that he hopes will change history forever. The Pied Piper of Spring - A galactic tinkerer is called to a small settlement on the planet known as Wesson, to take care of the rat population, which has exploded in the spring. The inhabitants are pacifist vegetarians and when the tinkerer finds out how they have previously taken care of the problem, he is horrified. Two Idiots From Earth - A government official on a planet currently at war with earth, finds two supposed spies at a bar and suspects they are Terran agents.