A collection of twenty-seven short stories. The title story is a futuristic view of an alternative to capital punishment. There are baseball stories, a football story, relationship stories, music stories, a ghost story, and stories about politics. There is a story about artificial intelligence influenced by religious teachings. More
"The Empathy Device" -- A device that makes a criminal experience the emotions and sensations his victim felt.
"Black and White Photos"--If you had the opportunity to switch lives with another person, would you do so? What if that person had been murdered?
"Without Marilyn" --A story about a man learning about his deceased wife and revisiting the scene of some of their greatest happiness.
"The Messiah Project"--What would be the outcome of an alternative intelligence program guided by the great religious teachings of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and the other great religions?
"The Incredible Jalapeno"--A mutant pepper becomes a crime fighter and vigilante.