Strange Beginnings is a collection of short stories by Treesong. These five tales take place in the same contemporary science fiction and fantasy setting as the author’s first novel, Change. Although they all share a broad setting, each is an independent tale with a very different focus. There are several people who discover extraordinary new abilities; an android searching for her place in the world; playful fairies leading a young man into the woods; a secretive organization conducting an unusual test; and more. Each story relates in its own way to the theme of strange beginnings—and often strange endings.