Oregon is a strange an wonderful place. These short stories explore that strangeness through the genres of fantasy and science fiction. Here a sampling: "The Old Man and the Sneakers": It began the summer the Nikes washed up on the beach by the dozen — but never by the pair. The old man knew it was a sign ... "The Sea Gives, the Sea Takes Away": After a painful divorce, Elisabeth returns to her home on Skagit Bay to heal -- with the help of a little magic. "Sailing to Utopia": Ecotopia is perfect -- except when you refuse to be laid back about everything. Fed up, Picara decides to go on a tour of perfect societies, only to discover that every utopia contains the seeds of a dystopia. The short stories in this collection were previously published in various venues including Strange Horizons, Abyss & Apex and Futurismic.