Short stories based on real life situations encountered in the courtroom. There are thousands of scenarios where grandparents, step-parents, aunt and uncles, other relatives, foster parents, and other people have become so entangled in a child’s life that the child bonds with them as a true parent when the biological …

The lure of fame draws a meme detective to a hostile sports arena in Philadelphia. The chance to earn their father’s love lures his children to an electronic necromancer. The lure of vengeance causes a man to invite his best friend to an ill-fated fishing trip. These are the stories …