Although they seem to be concerned with various themes, there are certain passions that run through them. What is the nature of reality; digital and corporeal? Is there more to the world than we can see? How far can we trust our senses?
The anthology includes the following stories:
- “Infinite Waters“: A woman seeks her future at a carnival. She discovers more than she expected.
- “The Things We Do for Lust“: Beware of time travelers bearing gifts.
- “James’ Life“: A man with nothing to look forward to but oblivion, discovers it’s not that easy to escape his life.
- “Two’s a Crowd“: Blood runs thicker than water. Especially when you spill it.
- “What’s in a Name?“: A trip to the tropics has an unexpected ending.
- “The Lucky Bastard“: How far will the luckiest man alive go to escape his luck?
- “A Twist of the Tail“: A confused woman meanders through a sleepy town. But not all is as it seems.
- “Is There a Doctor in the House?“: A high school student just loves to experiment.
- “Sex and Dinner“: A timeless combination. Or is it?
- “Would You Like Flies With That?“: Nothing’s scarier than a supermarket.
- “The Hand of God“: Nothing has prepared a grizzly veteran for this meeting *.
(* first published in The Power of Six)
Review 4 of 5 Stars
This was an interesting collection of stories. I was originally provided with a copy of this to beta read, but I really fell short of the mark there due to some things in my personal life. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the last collection of short stories I read by this author (The Power of Six) and finally found some time to hunker down with Infinite Waters. The actual story, Infinite Waters, runs throughout the book and is the glue that binds together the collection of short stories into a somewhat larger story. I enjoyed the stories in this collection and found it to be a good read that I could put down and pick back up while I was busy. The stories aren’t very long, but I really enjoyed several of them. I also liked the way the author tied them together. I’ve seen this done in other short story collections and I think it makes the stories more cohesive.