A boy struggles to come to terms with his absentee mother. His father insists it’s due to her busy work schedule, but something doesn’t seem right.
Marion recalls a tale her grandma told which she has never forgotten. The story of Kara O’Brien, a strange looking child who attended the village school in Connemara, Ireland, where the old lady grew up. Marion’s grandma reveals a secret that was known only by herself and her Aunt Josie. Kara O’Brien was no ordinary child.
Mr. Frabbit is a new man on new medication. His days of hallucinating blue cats are behind him. Now he can look forward to returning to work. On his first day on the job, he is alarmed to be having hallucinations of miniature trains. This is new. Mr. Frabbit begins to question if his medication has been successful.
Butter won’t melt in her mouth – and neither, therefore, will butter cookies. An Undercover Secret Agent (upper case hers), recruited by the far-flung planets Government after a solar system-wide call for applications, brings down the Underworld (upper case theirs) by pretending to be a Pillar of Society.
When exploring abandoned wrecks within the accretion disk of a black hole Rhea, a inexperienced girl living on the salvage ship Thanaku, discovers the impossible: the body of a female human, dormant within a 100-year old container. Nobody on the ships believes it should be revived but Rhea can’t help feeling kinship with this semi-mythical creature.