You’ll find no easy answers within the following tales:
“Falling Over” by James Everington
“All the Pretty Yellow Flowers” by Aaron Polson
“Ice Age” by Iain Rowan
“A Face to Meet the Faces that You Meet” by Alan Ryker
Penny Dreadnought: Descartes' Demon is approximately 23,000 words. Available from Amazon (US | UK), B&N, and Smashwords.
My story, Falling Over, is a brand new tale not available anywhere else. You lucky things.