In this collection of searing stories, everyone is damaged, wrestling with their mistakes while carving a path toward redemption. A mother, suffering from dementia, dresses in bee keeper costumes, dresses as Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra, while conveying the art of a well-lived life to her son and granddaughter. A different mother teaches her sons how to steal from their employer working undercover of the night. Lovers save each other from demise. Bored and angry teens shoot potatoes, then mice across a lake using a homemade launcher. A daughter competes for attention with her father's new, conniving girlfriend. Nothing is as it seems in these stories which strike both hard and tender, taking straight aim at the heart.