There are seven short stories in this collection. "Tunnel" is the story of a young man who must face the suicidal thoughts of his girlfriend. In "To Relieve the Pain," a son must make a life and death decision for his dying mother. "Beached" looks at the life of a young girl with a bleak present who must dream of a better future. In "Desiree," a recovering alcoholic struggles with the apparition of his temptation to drink. "Found" examines a man’s desire to repress his feelings and the resulting irrepressible flood of the subconscious. In "The Final Theory," a widower wrestles with an existential crises through a study of the universe. Finally, in "Nineteen," a son comes to a new understanding of his father’s life.