The world is filled with people who will use the excuse of their birth and upbringing as reasons why they act the way they do. "The Wye Sequence" is the transitional period of the characters lives and the consequences of their decisions."Memorial Park" is a sensory tour of the 9-1-1 Memorial Park in New York City. Through the characters ears, readers will experience the sounds of the park, contrasting its quite serenity with the bustling city surrounding it."Phoenix" is a flash fiction story. After wrecking his Ford Fairlane drag racing, Derek is in the hospitalized. As his wife, Thea, berates his decisions, he reminisces about his emotional attachment to the car and his father. Thea demands to know which is more important, his car or his family?The short vignette, "Grief" describes the weight of depression through the sense of touch. Shadow the character as she goes through the motions of dressing for the funeral of a loved one. Feel how the simple everyday items weigh on a body filled with sorrow and remorse.The short story, "Recrudescence", recounts the tribulations of Tristan. For ten years, Tristan has bore the brunt of his fathers grief and anger, after losing his mother, brother, and sister to a house fire, on his birthday. How much longer does he have to pay for something that wasnt his fault?"The Patient" is a short vignette that follows a doctors diagnostic assessment of a homeless veteran. Follow the doctors olfactory diagnosis, as she assesses the mans complaint and symptoms."The Family Secret" is an index story about a young girl, abused by her father. The story follows the girls misfortunes and accomplishments throughout her life. Track a young girl entering adulthood, left alone with a father she trusted, who broke that trust. Monitor her under her parents care until she has the courage to escape into the unknown world. Survey her moves as she tries to make a new life for herself away from those who hurt her the most.The short mystery, "Instinctive Aperçu", shadows private investigator, Mickey, as he disproves the polices theory that Millys death was an accident. Milly is found in a locked house, alone. There are no signs of a break-in or a struggle. How can her death be anything but an accident?In the short sci-fi, "The Magisterial Savior", Atraxerxes has stolen everything from Princess Cassia of Ataraxia. He has killed her family, and forced her into slavery on Axiom. In a final act of defiance, Cassia wages a standoff between herself and Atraxerxes army."Survival", a flash fiction, touts a battle of wills between a strong government agent, Staunch, and an obdurate witness. Staunch sequesters the witness in a motel room, hoping to cajole her into testifying. Her unyielding response infuriates him. He is ordered to release her, but does so on his terms."Justice Served" is the comedic version of Survival. Using a fun house, Nanna defends herself against Rahim and his men. Having entered Witness Protection, and been sent to live in the country, Nanna believed she was safe from Rahim. Then he found her. Not depending on the Feds to protect her any longer, Nanna devised a scheme to free herself of Rahim once and for all.