"Stories to stimulate the mind and move the heart." —Author Martin Hill Ortiz
"…this is damned good writing that'll have you wondering how you missed that you were being sandbagged by a plot twist or two that you didn't see coming." —Author Seymour Hamilton
"… a collection of stories that stray delightfully off the beaten track. While the stories are widely divergent, they are grouped around a series of themes that serve like hubs for the author's imagination to take off… I enjoyed taking a trip through the author's imagination - that is exactly what UNPREDICTABLE WORLDS: STORIES by Jessica Knauss was, a journey of wonder… a rich tapestry of creativity and character." —Reader's Favorite 5-Star Review
A teacher controls her students with an edible microchip. A reporter turns into a rhinoceros. A couple's efforts to eat local go frighteningly awry. If you're looking to be surprised, puzzled, or just plain entertained, pick up this omnibus.
More than twenty years in the making, UNPREDICTABLE WORLDS contains all of Jessica Knauss’s published and prize-winning short fiction as of March 2015 and a few of her best stories never before seen in print or ebook. Zany plots and outrageous characters will stretch your belief and tug at your heart.
WARNING: These stories contain exaggeration, elision, disregard for “the real world.” Some even exhibit a tone of blatant optimism. However, they respect human speech patterns, admire good grammar, and hold proper punctuation in the highest regard.