There is ego, a coffin and a very strange baby. murder, mystery, terror and psychopathy. Even a twisted psychiatrist and a helpful mob guy.
“But Babies Are Just So Cute!” is the first story in this intense collection. It’s a touching story of how human beings react to babies. All babies. Just remember that in Eric Stringer’s world, very seldom is anything as it appears. No difference, maybe, in this intense, perhaps humorous, short story.
In “Mouth Watering,” an intense SF short story, when Lisa Reddich stops by a small café for a plate of French fries, she’s looking for a mouth-watering experience. What she finds is considerably more than she bargained for. Then again, she’s considerably more than we bargained for.
In “Normal Louisiana Ladies Club,” when Marie LeBleaux, a Louisiana novelist, has to do strange research, she also tries to make it a boon for the community. She comes to learn that her acquaintances in the Normal Louisiana Ladies Club believe the community needs to be improved in other, more drastic ways.
In “Respect,” an unidentified good guy (goodfella?) goes in to see a bad boy on Mother’s Day. Primarily to pay him a compliment. Come along on the ride and be glad you have respect.
Finally, in “The Passing of Rosario,” a humorous, intense short story, the adult child of a woman who recently passed leads you through a humorous, sometimes irreverent look at her life and the impact she had on the other residents, males and females, of the village.
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