Escape Velocity and other stories // by Vincent G. Barnes

The stories in Escape Velocity range far and wide in location—from rural Thailand and Costa Rica, to the Pacific Northwest—and plot—the stark realities of a village childhood in Thailand, the familial loss of a wealthy couple, a grocery store gambit for love, a homeless fisherman in Seattle, and more.
Woven throughout these stories is the common thread of desperation and struggle, characters wrrestling with internal or external, or even imagined, obstacles.
Vincent G. Barnes tells these stories with a light sense of irony, and humor, a touch of the sinister and the absurd, driving to the core of the human experience. The choices we make and how they define us.