Flames of Fate And Other Fateful Tales is a compilation of fourteen short stories with a common theme. Each tale illustrates the interaction between human intentions and that most fickle of ungraspable things - fate. Wishes, plans, schemes, and actions are vulnerable when a chance throw of the dice can create havoc. Sometimes fate intervenes for the better creating good out of a potential disaster, but all too often it does so to create mayhem or tragedy. In these very human stories the impact of fate comes as an unexpected consequence - often only revealed in the final few words.