Fiction has a unique ability to heal both readers and authors. Dysfunctional Family Story features short stories on a range of topics, including sibling rivalry, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and co-dependency. "Recall" is a scifi story of a woman with dementia sent off to die so her son can steal her money. “Chunky Monkey” is a story about an overweight man who doesn’t understand the real victim is his mother. “Carter’s Grove” tells a compassionate tale of a young man who spends an awkward summer falling in love, only to discover that his girlfriend has a secret that will tear them apart. Authors include Alex Bernstein, Claire Ibarra, Steve Rodgers, Allen Kopp, Kevin G. Summers, Rebecca Daff, Elizabeth Glass, and Angie Ballard.