In this collection of five short stories, three of which are events that happened in the author's life. A near death experience in "18 and Life." Three childern an unlocked car and a unexpected joyride in "Summer of '69." That first kiss in 'First Kiss." A park bench, a tree lined gravel path, a young boy all alone in the night and something evil hiding in the trees in "Scream Wolf" a dream Steve had when he was eight years old that he has never forgotten. A fishing boat, a young girl, love and murder in Steve's first short fiction story "Pearl"