Around the Bend
How would ordinary citizens react to a society where any crime can be committed so long as you have enough money to pay the fine? How did a Manx kitten gain a tail? What happens after you die? Was it technology or magic that drove two spinsters together? Suppose you could write a letter to God and get an answer--but first you had to join His fan club? What do butterflies have to do with funerals? How did Darrell Bain react to 9/11? What ever happened to that lost Viagra pill? Do ghosts have sexual preferences? Would his wife laugh or cry when her untalented cook of a husband tangles with pie dough while she's at work? Around the Bend answers these and other questions with erotica, science fiction, fantasy, humor, poetry and nonfiction. There is also an essay here by Bain's wife that will resonate with anyone who is a nurse, has known a nurse or been treated by a nurse. Betty Bain also collaborated with Darrell on the butterfly story, a true rendition of events that will leave you in tears. An eclectic, erotic, fun and meaty SF, fantasy, humor and nonfiction collection by the author of The Sex Gates, Around the Bend Contains all of Darrell Bain's short fiction, including the hilarious novella, "God vs. Boilerroom McScam." It also contains "The Good Book" (currently the basis for a short film production), "The Lost Viagra Pill," "Sharks Play No Favorites" and other science fiction, fantasy and erotic stories, and nonfiction essays. There is really no classifying this collection, but rest assured, it contains some of the best writing by Darrell Bain; and to make it even more interesting, Deron Douglas, the publisher at Double Dragon, adds an introduction and commentary.