How to Break a Horse is a short story about domestic violence, the generational conditioning that keeps women locked in cycles of abuse, and how the desire for freedom cannot be chained or broken.
Anaka and Preston are economic casualties of the 2009 recession, who are forced to leave the San Francisco Bay Area and move to an off-grid cabin in the middle of the Sierra mountains to minimize their expenses. They soon find that they love rustic living.
But when their rich city friends swing by for a visit, the two couples are forced to confront their feelings about love, money, status, and what it means to live a good life.
This 10,000-word novelette is a story about love, friendship, loyalty, and finding happiness in a world that has a narrow definition of success.
Anya’s mother kept a human heart in a jar on the mantlepiece. The heart was magical: it would beat when in the presence of true love.
But when Anya’s mother dies, the heart stops beating.
This 5,000-word short story is about Anya’s quest to bring that heart back to life…by finding true love.
Jimmy aspires to rap stardom, or at least to make something. Josie wants out of her relationship with Phil. Josie’s parents look back at an escape from a cult and subsequent lives of frustration. Jimmy’s brother Elvis writes fan fiction in his room. It’s a book about growing up, relationships, arrested development and artistic ambition.