All stories in chronological order

That Imaginary Desert

Carrie chats with her stepbrother about choosing between war or peace, in the family and elsewhere.

A Thousand Reasons

It’s stupid to try to walk through the desert from Painted Rocks to Tucson with only half a bottle of water in your handbag. But Carrie is doing so anyway – or is she? [Vignette]

A Letter For My Daughter

Going cold turkey in a lonely motel room, trying to rid herself of cocaine addiction, Carrie writes a letter to the daughter she does not yet have.

That Which Cannot Be Broken

When a derelict Carrie sees three bikers assaulting an old man, she must make a profound choice for her own future.