Some say living well is the best revenge. And then there are the others. Former CNN journalist David Challenger examines the human condition and one of its darkest traits in 10 compelling short stories that snap, crackle and, in one case involving a psychopathic chiropractor, literally pop.
Former high-flying financier bullied and fired from new job ends up destitute. Can a beautiful Thai ladyboy help?
Female coalminer realizes there are worse things below the surface than methane explosions and roof falls.
Long-haul flight twists good Samaritan doctor into something else entirely after he bumps into old, estranged friend.
Anger consumes cyclist following hit-and-run after qualifying for Olympics. Hopes crushed, it won’t end pretty.
Shattered dreams, betrayals and infected genital piercings. Rock ‘n’ Roll can be a tough gig.
Self-absorbed chiropractor stews after bureaucratic decision goes against him. Sore neck? Probably better to see a physiotherapist instead.
Teacher in South Korea thinks he’s hit rock bottom with arctic temperatures, horrible job and world’s most dangerous regime next door. Then he meets new flatmate.
The Empty Yard
Don’t ever mess with a young teen’s dog. Or there’ll be consequences.
Hardened (but mentally scarred) female war reporter vs. the office psychopath. Something’s gotta give.
Just Like Fire Would:
Oregon cop revisits his one unsolved case following bleak medical diagnosis.