Death is final. Death can be painful, not just for those who suffer it, but for the ones who are left behind. The survivors. The ones who maybe didn’t get what they wanted from their relationship or the failed suicide attempt that leaves them clinging to a life no longer wanted. And death can be tragic. In this collection of short stories, Death and Other Things, the many façades of death are examined, occasionally with a wry and backwards glance and occasionally through gut-wrenching horror. The end of a beautiful relationship, or maybe one that had run its course. An abusive step-father, the passing of a much-loved grandmother, or a terrifying zombie apocalypse. Whatever the background, the characters all share that one thing in common. They are sometimes fleetingly touched by death and sometimes carried away on its wings.