This is a collection of short stories covering just a few subjects in life, spanning the range of emotions. It is the authors wish that you enjoy the variety of stories, poems, and plays that dwell within the pages of this book. Inspiration for the words came from dreams, observations in life, and a glimpse of what may happen yet. The author wants to point out that a few of the characters speak in a very real way, and language perhaps inappropriate to younger readers will be found within. However, the characters were depicted as real and speak plainly and how they would converse if you were introduced to them.Heartfelt appreciation is given to the authors parents, sister, friends, and extended family members, both alive and deceased. They influenced the ideas of some stories and have been immortalized in spirit. The author would also like to send thanks to God, the Creator, Who made the brain of the author become inspired by the life he has lived, so far. Always remember that you may not know how you affect the life of another. Life is what we make of it. May you be given the opportunities to show others your potential and try to make a difference. Never forget: everyone you meet has a story to tell. It is up to them to want to tell the story, and up to you to care enough to listen, read about it, write it down, and remember. Thank you for the purchase of this book.