No matter how well you plan, you never know when something or someone may turn your life in a new direction—or even completely upside down. Whether it’s the physics of fate or simply bad timing, every action produces a reaction—and no one can escape destiny.
This collection of short stories explores these twists of fate against different backdrops—in real and imagined worlds, in the past, present, and future. In What Goes Around, three generations of a West Virginia family survive domestic abuse, coping in surprisingly disparate ways. “Year of the Vampires” describes a group of friends battling outsiders wreaking havoc on their island. In “Learning by Heart,” a family confronts their youngest son’s addiction. Covering terrorism, grief, and murder, these stories reveal that sometimes, well after hope is gone, life rewards you for simply surviving.
What Goes Around examines the wheels of destiny as they turn, bringing rewards and punishments to those who must face their demons.