One Day I'm Gonna Give Up the Blues for Good
In this bleak future envisioned by Ursula Pflug, it's often difficult to tell the patients of the Clinic from the therapists who treat them. All are emotional wrecks, and all seem to be hooked on The Blues, a powerful legal drug. Now the death of a friend has delivered an emotional blow to one of the therapists--but will it be incentive enough to get her off the drug? A powerful, thought-provoking look at chemical and emotional dependency.
Isolde, Shea, and the Donkey Brea
Tangent Review by Scott M. Sandridge:
Isolde, Shea, and the Donkey Brea by Ursula Pflug is, on the surface, a heartwarming tale with a magic system that draws heavily on the Feminine Principle of Wicca. Isolde and Shea have dealt with five years of war and foreign occupation. With Isolde's daughter, Bree, turned into a donkey by an evil sorcerer (or so Isolde claims), they set off to find the library built by their predecessors to house their greatest mystical lore. Along the way, they must hide from the soldiers. Finding help from an innkeeper's daughter, they begin to discover some of their lost art during the journey while gaining more insights into the relationships they have for each other. But will they find the library, and will the donkey, Brea, get changed back to Isolde's daughter, Bree?
Late For Dinner
I wanted my father to answer so I could tell him I'd done what he wanted me to do. It was he who'd first told me about the war, dragging me to a rally when I'd wanted to stay home and watch television: "This country is knee-deep in bones."