Every once and a while, I hear a voice that doesn't really fit into the verses and chorus of a song, but I listen anyway and jot down what I hear. Here are ten stories, each about a character trying to navigate life's curves and pitfalls as best they can (as are we all). The stories are all relatively short, more snapshots than fully developed three-act movies, so I've collected them into an ebook, Coping Mechanisms, that's available (cheap!) from Amazon. Hope you enjoy them, and if so, bonus points if you get to post a short review. Stay safe and happy reading!