Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise is Joe DeRouen's first short story collection, and contains 13 all-new tales of magic, murder, and mystery. The compilation includes one novella and 11 short stories, one of which takes place in the Small Things universe and involves some of your favorite characters.
"Fun collection of stories!"
It's a hot June morning in a small Midwestern town when fifteen-year-old Shawn Spencer arrives at the church for his best friend Tanner's funeral. Though his drowning was officially ruled an accident, Tanner's sister Jenny swears she saw something rise up from the Carthage Lake to pull the struggling teenager beneath the surface.
"My imagination ran as wild as the creature!"
History is changing around 19-year-old Ben Spencer, and he's powerless to stop it. His sister has disappeared, his family thinks he's schizophrenic, and, worse yet, the girl he's madly in love with won't give him the time of day. Enter the mysterious Michael, who, years earlier, helped Ben's parents defeat a powerful sorcerer bent on destroying them and reclaiming a relic stolen from him years before. With Michael's help, Ben will travel back in time, to 1977, and attempt to set the past straight.
When the door between life and death opens a crack and the dead start to rise, only one person has the power to close it and makes things right again. Unfortunately, Claire Summers has amnesia. Everything is a blank, and even her best friend (who she's suddenly attracted to) can't seem to help. With dark forces at work against her, will she survive long enough to figure out who and what she is?