This compellation of short stories includes: SHADOWED. A story about a supernatural, benevolent being with special powers that helps out some lovely ladies. KEYAIRA. The tale of a desert nomad who comes upon an oasis and assists a lovely lady who does him a sensuous favor in return. BARJA. An account of a dancer in an oasis who just happens to be a spy with no choice but to destroy a ruler. Quite dangerous lady. THE BRAZEN CLOCK. A story of a very sinister clock with malevolence in store for anybody with whom it comes into contact. The clock gives strange visions and unpleasantness. STRIP. The tale of an imprisoned man who has two friends visit him. Though he suffers during and after their visit, he makes a determination that he is somehow going to survive in an enclosed male society. He'll have to be strong to survive.