CARRIE

More Mileage

Carrie has started taking Taekwondo-classes but is kicked to the floor again and again.

One Step Closer

A rehablitated drug addict is offered 100,000 dollars from an obscure religious organization to ‘change her life’.

Hello And Welcome

A story about how to welcome those broken dreams of ever becoming an artist.

Sparkles In The Rain

Carrie tries to discuss some of her personal problems with her estranged father – perhaps too early.

Reunion

Sometimes you can go home again.

The Inside That I Carve

During her dead-end cleaning job at the nursing home, Carrie struggles with anxiety about not being able to break free.

Ghost Hearts

Carrie finds an article about new quantum physics and the theory of ‘ghost universes’. Even though she knows it is no good, she begins to obsess about the idea that her dead friend, Lin, may be alive in such a ghost universe.

Pirañas Under Our Feet

Returning to Bolivia after 15 years, Carrie finds out that an old friendship perhaps never was what she imagined it to be.

Ancient Melodies

Are you meant not to be friends with some people, even though you feel you have a strange connection?

Breaks

Another suburban morning.

Crystal

Every day Carrie counts 78 houses together with her autistic son.

The Cold Has A Voice

Sometimes we connect the strangest memories to people we have lost. That makes them no less beautiful.

Like Grace From The Earth

On a bus-ride, Carrie befriends Anna, an elderly photographer. Carrie has a family now but is not happy. She wonders if she can live what she has left of her life without trying once more to realize her old dreams of becoming an artist herself.

When The Moment Arrives

What happens when you are waiting at the airport to meet an old friend after 16 years but is not sure you can forgive her for staying out of touch for so long?

Scars of Our Civil Wars

Carrie becomes obsessed with finding out the fate of one Anna Lee Shepherd – a teenage survivor from a destructive Civil War raid.

Portrait of a Killer

Carrie has finally ditched both drugs and her violent boyfriend. Is it time to get rid of her gun, too?

Shadows In The Shape Of Men

In a boarding house on the Pacific Coast, Carrie meets a potential new friend whose scars may rival her own.

The Frozen Horizon

On the road, Carrie stops to look for her future. [Vignette.]

That Which Cannot Be Broken

When Carrie is a witness to bikers assaulting a man, she has to make yet another choice about life or death.

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.

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]

That Imaginary Desert

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

The One I Tried to Destroy

Ending up in Buenos Aires, Carrie befriends a Falklands War-veteran who turns out to have a dark side.

The Morning After

Carrie is stranded at the Santa Cruz airport in Bolivia waiting for someone who may never come

The Halo Of Our Souls

In a Bolivian market, Carrie helps a lost little boy search for his mother, with some unexpected consequences.

New Year’s Day

Carrie meets Jacob from Israel who is slated to go to prison when he returns, for refusing military duty. It seems there is no way out. They try to find one anyway.

Islands in the Mind

Meeting the perfect traveling companion is sometimes reason to leave as soon as you can.

The Division of Lima

Carrie has traveled all the way to Lima in Peru but has not escaped her grief. She wonders how to find the strength to go on.

Love Is A Shield

How do you go on a date when you are on the run from personal tragedy?

Roads To Leave By

Carrie’s friend, Nadine, tries to stop Carrie from traveling to South America with no plan to ever come back.

Diamond Dust

… The only thing that counted was the here and now.

Clear Horizon

A story about monsters that stay in the closet.

Like Blood In A Darkroom

Carrie, Lin, Lars and Alan all meet to celebrate New Year’s Eve in an isolated holiday house half a year after high school.

All I Wanna Say IS

It feels wonderful to explore mutual dreams for making it as an artist. Sometimes you just have to agree where the dreams end.

Strangers In Moscow

Lin offers to use her inheritance to buy Carrie a condo, so Carrie can get away from living with her mother in a cramped two-roomer. But can you say yes to such a gift from someone you only just met?

Boats Against The Current

What would you do if you had ruined the first meeting with someone who could have been your best friend?

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