These powerful and sensitive stories explore various territories associated with states of emotional and psychological hell. Encompassing nightmarish horror stories, poignant modern fables, delightful fairy tales and super-real slices of life, they are full of deep insight into the human condition. They range from the surreal to the magical to the super-real; from despairing and bleak to tender; from satirical to laugh-out-loud funny. It is not possible to categorise these remarkable stories or put them into neat little boxes. They are hard to define and thought-provoking yet always easy to read.