This eleven short story and twelve poem collection of works by Shannon Muir include many glimpses into the worlds of her series WILLOWBROOK SAGA, THE HEART'S DUTY, and THE PHOENIX COLLECTION, yet are completely enjoyable on their own. Many of the stories began as small teases on the Willowbrook Novels site and have finally been fleshed out into their own stories about the recent past of Willowbrook right before the Saga opens. A couple stories, such as the TOUCH THE STARS prequel "Star Gazing" (connected to the Willowbrook Novels) and "In The Phoenix's Shadow" (a story between the two books that comprise THE PHOENIX COLLECTION) have appeared in their entirety on the web. The tales "Arrow to the Heart" (part of THE HEART'S DUTY universe) and "A Somewhat Magic Man" are completely new to this collection. Additional all new offerings are the stories "Inspired by the Silver Screen" and "Showers," along with twelve new poems centering around choices made in life and the passage of time.