One day, a young man saw a little girl chasing a balloon down the street. She was headed toward an intersection and not paying attention. The young man Charlie Wilson ran across the street and shoved her out of the path of the truck. He saved her life but died from the injuries of being hit by the truck that would have hit her. Now, eight years later, his mom has lost interest in her life and her friends because she still misses Charlie. Michelle, meantime, has discovered that Charlie meant something to more than just his mother.
A woman who has recently discovered that she cannot have children, encounters a homeless teenage mom who is desperate enough to walk away from the newborn she can't afford to care for.
Nick Crowell, a Cleveland Detective, was shot in the line of duty in a cemetery four years ago. Now every few months he encounters people with strange problems who come to him for help. His problem is that he has no experience in this kind of thing and in most cases there's nothing he can do for them and this weighs on him. Encounter Nick Crowell's strange life in this unique paranormal mystery novella. Frank Zubek has a handful of short stories published online as well as the novella, "Chalk Story". He is already working on a second novella about Detectives Crowell and Cole called "A Strange Life: Even Steven".