A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writerâ€™s Muse magazine.
In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if itâ€™s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he canâ€™t pass up the chance to turn his life around.
But this isnâ€™t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanicâ€™s. And he promises to alter his patientsâ€™ personality so they can be anything they want to beâ€¦
In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriendâ€™s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.
The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.
In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hourâ€™s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesnâ€™t work for him.
Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.
The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.