Optimysticism is a short story from the point of view of Shams, a homeless youth struggling with love, hunger, realizations, and turning from a miserable one to a content optimist with a better understanding of love and well-being. You can find this short story and review it on goodreads.com
Part 2 of 2- Nick finally meets the Rancher's daughter. This meeting will lead Nick on to a path that he has never been on. Perhaps our past may never leave us, but our future is the one we wanna welcome, as Nick will soon find out.
Dave, the protagonist from "What Happens Now", returns in "First Day Back". A week after burying his lovely wife Linda, Dave returns to work for the first time. He tries to get established back in work, but finds it harder than he thought.
When DNA revives a 36 year-old murder case, the difficulties of finding witnesses, presenting reports, introducing evidence, are all buried under 36 years of the lives and deaths of so many of the potential witnesses.
Some of the the people on the jury realize they were around the area back then; even on the day and night of the crime.
A juror who is a retired homicide detective and now a Private Investigator begins to try and solve this baffling mystery that requires the peeling back of many layers before the core of the case can be discovered.