For Bern Wood there's nothing scarier than butterflies, which are worse than vegetables and spontaneous penguin attacks. Despite his compulsion otherwise he accepts a job at Nik's Knacks, a curio shop unlike any other. Then again, he didn't know when he took the job that the store traveled through time and would strand him in an unknown land. More
Bern Wood, unemployed security guard, finds a new job at Nik's Knacks a curio shop not only filled with oddities but one itself. When he discovers the store's ability to travel through history, he figures he's safe from being trapped in time so long as he stays within the safety of its walls during work hours. After all, the store consistently returns him home each night.
Then one day, Bern meets one of the many secrets the store's been hiding in the storeroom. In a panic, he rushes outside for escape where the store traps him in an inhuman land inhabited by loons and narcoleptic fairies. To make matters worse, he's stuck alongside his mentally unstable co-workers and no way to contact his wife to let her know he'll likely be late for dinner. Even if Bern does make it home, there's no guarantee that home will be quite the same as when he left it.
Nik's Knacks is a quirky tale of the magic of adulthood.