The waking hours of one person is like a montage, the events coming sometimes at a fast speed, those blink-and-you’ll-miss bits, and some at a slow crawl, those “Will I ever get out of this hellhole?” moments. At times, one of these two dominates the day. Sometimes, both can happen all at once. But there is a story in all those seconds, minutes, hours. There is always a cause, and there is always the effect. They say that the root of all evil is money. But what really drives the people to commit evil? It’s mostly the baggage they carry within, either the emotions that weigh them down or feelings that make them fly. All Messy is a collection of everyday man’s stories, ones that do not make it to the silver screens. Ones that happen to one person and to another, only with the slightest difference. These stories are familiar as they may have happened to our own selves. It’s always the ending that varies. These stories may hit a mark or may evoke feelings of sympathy, empathy, disgust, scorn, indifference, and judgment—all human reactions. These stories will make the readers ask, “What if this happened to me, what should I do?” or “This story has happened to me…what did I do then? What would have I done differently?” Explore the complications of human frailties further. Despite the selfish, arrogant, and needy tones of the stories, one can derive life lessons from them—mostly looking out for what not to do or what errors to not repeat. And understand that a person could only take so much and often acts on his or her emotions, which largely contributes to a flawed decision making.