those are only some of the questions explored in 16 unique stories that stick with the trails of fates to far away worlds, dimensions, and instances. From a being expert to be whatever he used to be not...to a road seller promoting destiny dogs...to the "true" tale of King Arthur...to a gambler who turns to the Kabbalah to discover a definite bet...to a guy whose female friend is among the 3 Fates...to the story of 1 woman's appointment with Death...here are stories of darkness and threat, and tales with a funny twist-gripping visions of the function destiny can play in anyone's life.
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