A genre-hopping variety pack of eight short stories that revolve around lives in transition. Some of the transitions are positive, others less so. The book opens with a young ambitious reporter who discovers a mystery waiting for her in a fifty-year-old roll of film (“Latent Images”). In “Sudden Death,” a professional football player is offered one final opportunity to learn one of the simplest rules in the Game of Life. Two beings from different planets discover true value in “One Man’s Treasure.” The longest story, “The Elephant’s Christmas,” proves the tenacity and power of the Christmas Spirit. “Time,and Time Again,” explores the tenacity and power of Love. An adult fable (“The Deer Garden”), a children’s story (“Max the Mole”), and a brief journey to the other side (“Into the Light”) round out the collection. Illustrated with photographs by the legendary Jesmoe Q. Feesh.