(Samples: Charlie Joe, Louis, Basement People)
DUCK PEOPLE (Title Story)
Career crises in middle-class Washington bureaucrat life. Humor and social criticism.
GI-Joe/native-boy story during World War II. Explores cultural and historical issues.
Singles life, the ravages of contemporary man-woman relationship. An illustration of current values in leisure-based lifestyles and the pursuit of commitment.
Divorce, loss of self-esteem, ego-bust. A detailed look into a frightful descent to self-destruction from one's loneliness in society.
Middle-age anxiety, social dislocation, humor. From a man's point of view.
Native boy from the war comes to America and re-unites with soldier friend twenty years later. Focus on current social issues: America at war with herself, divorce, breakdown of American family, displaced children, assimilation - racial and cultural.
Young black woman faces challenge to do better than her elder generation. Personal character and human values set in Washington bureaucracy.
'In life, there will always be someone greater than you, and someone lesser than you.' A lesson from Grandpa, remembered by a ballroom dancer.
Life in the hereafter, literally. Departed people from the previous stories going through the 'Processing Section' into the 'Holding Tanks' for cleansing outside the Pearly Gates, or for a quick dispatching down to The Pit.