A Chasing After Wind: A Collection of Speculative Fiction Short Stories
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A man sits shrouded in darkness within a nearly abandoned coffee shop. A few customers linger as a cold wind blows outside. He listens to the tales told within while sipping a spiced chai. For some, these stories would be dismissed as fanciful science fiction or mere fantasy, but for him, they are all too real. A reflection escapes from a mirror: he could believe it. When the clock strikes midnight, obesity will become a felony; is a pill that can melt fat in mere moments the only solution? This man knows the answer to that question all too well. The immortality of a stunt man nears its end at a saloon in the Superstition Mountains. Yes, he'd heard that tale before. A wish to look thin is taken all too literally? He knew the dangers of wishes. Is a world-famous pianist's career worth the price of a pinky? If he only knew the prices he would pay when this all began. What could someone accomplish without the need to sleep, by switching back and forth between two bodies? All too much; far, far too much.The telling of these stories unlocks uncomfortable truths, and a confrontation that changes everything. A Chasing After Wind is not just a short story collection; another story surrounds the telling of these stories. Discover contemporary stories that walk the border between science fiction and fantasy, where moments of humor emerge from tragedies. Is this struggle in vain, a chasing after wind? Or does everyone deserve a second chance?