Two stories: in one nature lures and lulls an over-curious tourist and in the other a woman is cast back to a troubled childhood simply by being winked at.
In 'Catamount' the spectacular natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains has Nora, an English visitor, in awe. She yearns to immerse herself more fully in it and wishes particularly to lay eyes on the elusive mountain lion. But even knowing the dangers, she will be surprised by nature's own violence.
In 'The Wink' Jean is old and has seen a lot in life. But as simple a thing as a man winking at her has an upsetting effect, transporting her back to the trials and tribulations of her life, beginning with one sexual scandal at the edges of her memory....
Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Piranha To Scurfy.