48 short stories to chill and burn
From the west stirs an ominous breeze
A new batch of deviously original stories from T.F. Torrey is blowing in, with strange characters and surprising plots.
Scratch your head at the tales in Strange Days, where the “Storm Trees” react to a summer squall, everyone goes crazy for “The Red Balloon”, and a regular guy gets railroaded into “Suspicious Behavior”. Feel a chill at the stories in Nervous Nights, where a motorcyclist is trapped in a dark “Cycle”, and the “Ghost Runner” haunts the highways. In Men and Women, feel the glow of the “Hot Summer Night”, the tender saltiness “On The Beach”, and the jaw-dropping shock of “World of White”. In Life and Death, mourn “The Death of Karma”, relish the unanswered questions in “Above The Field Of Buttercups”, and feel the chill of “A Dark And Stormy Night”. Get ready to laugh at Silly People, where the subversive “Enemies Of The Library” operate in the shadows, where Victor Storm takes his nephew to the toy store, and where Larry Harrison suffers an ordinary night shift.
These and many more stories are churning in, and the forecast is for a dark and stormy night of fiction. This is the mighty Second Wind.
After being removed from circulation for a while to give the individual short stories a chance to work, Second Wind is back, and better than ever. In the spirit of following the rules of Robert A. Heinlein and Dean Wesley Smith, I’ve added stories into it that I took out before. Now, for the first time, the collection is complete as originally intended, and available at a variety of booksellers.