Two short stories: a woman who claims to communicate with the dead makes the mistake of believing herself, and a tragic story of one life exchanged for another.
In 'Computer Seance', Sophia is credited with the 'spiritualist renaissance' in London, conducting séances for the bereaved residents of West London. So she is not at all surprised to meet her dead brother at a bus-stop. She has, after all, encountered other deceased family-members before. Only this time the encounter is more disturbingly real.
In 'Fair Exchange' a meeting of two old acquaintances leads to the shocking revelation of a mutual friend's death. What unfolds is a tragic story of one life being sacrificed for another.
Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Piranha To Scurfy.