There's a difference between “feeling” safe and “being” safe.
The first is based on perception. The second is based in reality.
This third collection of 36 short stories has a sub-genre tale for anyone who likes sci-fi. From time travel to modern-day mysticism, each tale is about something or someone in need of protecting.
A gorgon has to protect his race — and himself — from a ruthless serial killer.
A feudal samurai must defend a godmaking jewel from any would-be thieves.
The figment of an architect's imagination looks after his creator's interests by killing anyone who causes him distress.
As you can imagine, these stories are not . . . nice. Funny, devious and creative, yes. But not nice.
So please read on and enjoy the hidden side of the protective arts.