Emotions can strengthen; emotions can destroy. The six stories in this collection portray individuals standing at the edge of the precipice, resisting the urge to plunge into the unknown abyss. The allure of the Forbidden Fruit is intense and hard to overcome. Their assailants are many: love, dejection, ambition, jealousy, hatred and desire. Aware of the possible consequences of their choices, and the abject suffering it may foment, the protagonists go about their daily business of living.