Table of Contents

Stories

1440 Minutes

A Brief Respite

A Conversation about Trees

A Gem Full of Living Things

A New Life

A New Path

A Pause of Breath

A Place To Call Home

A Stranger’s Death

A Thief in the Night

A Queen’s Robes

Adrift

Against the Current

Arithmetic

Attempted Virtue

Automata

Behind the Veil

Best Laid Plans

Beyond My Body

Bound in Leather

Breaking Free

Children of Changyang Mountain

Collision

Combat Ready

Death of an Immortal

Defender of Dreams

Designed to Pursue

Dirty Dishes

Dragonskin

Dust

Elemental Cocktails

Empty Vessels Overflowing

Every Season

Food For Thought

Former Strangers

Health and Happiness

How Odin Lost His Eye

Hypnagogia

Incineration

Irony

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone

Lemniscate

Life At A Glance

Living Space

Lost & Found

Mechanic

Mountains of Metal

My Own Monster

Nothing Lasts Forever

Phantom Queen

Pluet

Pollyannaism

Prime Cognition

Probable Cause

Prototype

Ramshackle Memories

Reverse Reflection

Seven Trials

Shared Nightmare

Someone Else’s Memories

Specks of Data

Stricken

Supernova

Tabula Rasa – Friend or Foe

The Bar on the Shady Side of Heaven

The Downward Spiral

The Dream Usually Ends When You Die

The Eyes of a Child

The Frozen Hunt

The Human Heart is a Dark Forest

The Last Expedition

The Light of Our World

The Long Road Ahead

The Pendulum Clock

The Warmth of Snow

The Worth of One Life

This is Your Life – This story was originally published in Kansas City Voices Vol. 14

To Own A Galaxy

Tonight’s Entertainment

Tradition

Two Beginnings

Unwavering Resolve

Valley of the Shadow

Variable Stars

Visitation

Voyage Beyond Chains

Weary Years

Xenophobia

Young Talbott