A yoga teacher's devotion to her students is tested because she's a vampire. A stuffed tiger longs to protect the teenage girl who owns him. A substitute teacher reveals unorthodox methods of handling an unruly class. A high school student, desperate to escape the responsibility of caring for an ailing mother, attends a disastrous party. A disembodied spirit hesitates to commit to earthly life. These and other extraordinary protagonists haunt the pages of Jan M. Flynn's speculative fiction. A blend of horror, humor and heart, the award-winning stories in this collection take readers on a journey into a world illumined by the paranormal. Suitable for ages young adult through cadaver.