"Wave a White Flag." Old man Henry decides to throw everything out the window, literally. No one can stop him as he chucks his belongings from his high-rise apartment and watches them crash to the sidewalk far below. But he can't get rid of some memories no matter how hard he tries.
"Day of the Mad Shitter." A man's obsessive pursuit of a workplace bathroom slob leads to an epic meltdown with tragic consequences.
"How to Get Lucky." Hopper the narcoleptic seeks salvation in an experimental sleep lab. Will a makeshift family of sleep-disorder rejects help him find the peace he craves, or will the twisted dreams that haunt him drag him into a personal hell on Earth?
"A Wall of Lisas." A lonely woman struggles to overcome the isolation that torments her. Reflections of a terrible tomorrow drive her to the brink of madness.
"The Day After They Rounded Up Everyone Who Could Love Unconditionally." A society sheds its weakest links--everyone capable of unconditional love. In the aftermath, one of the survivors starts to think something wasn't quite right about the glorious purge.
"The Walking Bomb." What's the worst that can happen to a minister working in a bomb factory? A streak of bad luck that turns him into the next best thing to a human bomb. As disasters rain down around him and kill the people he loves most, this modern-day Job sets out on a journey of discovery that might just lead to a genuine miracle of healing and redemption.
Collection of 6 stories and novelettes plus a novel preview
Robert T. Jeschonek "sees the world like no one else sees it, and makes incredibly witty, incisive stories out of that skewed worldview." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author
On "The Day After They Rounded Up Everyone Who Could Love Unconditionally": "...a small masterpiece that breaks all the known rules of storytelling and works anyway." "He takes a title that could be a bad 1960s folk-rock song, shows you in the first 100 words that whatever you thought it was going to be about you were wrong, and comes up with a kicker at the end that will have you thinking about it not only immediately after you’ve finished it, but at the oddest times weeks and even months afterward." –Mike Resnick
About the Author
Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, and DAW Books have published his work. His work appeared in three volumes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, winning the grand prize in Volume VI. His story, "Fear of Rain," was nominated for the British Fantasy Award. His young adult urban fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, is now available from Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. Visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.