Samiel is a general in a divine army, yet his focus on influencing human history is sidetracked when he is assigned to guard a human child. Frustrated with the small assignment, he resigns himself to watch over Evelina, and finds his opinion on humans challenged. But can an eternal being change?
With her graduate degree in music performance, Jenny isn't sure how to make ends meet in this new economy. The pressure is mounting, keeping her from the one thing that gives her joy: making music.
A fashion model prepares for her big week in Paris, but the world is shutting down around them. Violence seems to be a contagion traveling like a wildfire through the Americas and Canada, but the President of France keeps the country open. Fashion week must go on, after all, mustn't it?
Firth is a marine biologist, a middle-aged man settled in his ways, a hermit of the truest sort. But a surprise discovery on the beach challenges his understanding of himself. Is Firth's last adventure behind him?
Relationships begun in the awkwardness of youth sometimes last the longest, even when two people cease having anything else in common with each other. Gailin and Melina, now in their early thirties, touched base once a year or so, but otherwise didn’t see each other often. Catching up over a drink in a pub, the two women reflect on past romantic relationships. Through an unlikely game, they begin to see who they truly are, and what they truly want.
A Parable of Glasses
Denis Glass is determined to celebrate his one-year anniversary with his wife, Alesha, come hell or high water. Unfortunately, high water seems to be on the menu, along with goose poop, and Alesha is not enjoying herself. Greater things than a picnic are at stake as Denis begins to see his marriage through a different lens.
The Root of Things
If Atlas didn’t carry the world, the planet would fall into the DARK VOID and NOTHING. The gods must step in, and who better to solve the mystery than the Muses? Can these sisters, patrons of the arts, uncover why the earth has grown so heavy? More importantly, can they fix it?
Cassandra doesn't buy into all the voodoo self-awareness, third-eye crap. Yoga is good for deep muscle and bone strengthening; the resistance and focus required are excellent for keeping her young, healthy, and mentally sharp. But this type-A grandmother will encounter her deeper self, whether she likes it or not.