Things Were Never the Same Afterward

Things Were Never the Same Afterward

by Mike Trial

Short Stories Fiction

About the Book

In every life, there are moments when things change and we are never the same afterward. Sometimes we make our choices with careful consideration. Other times circumstances thrust change upon us and we must act quickly. Sometimes it is only in looking back over the space of years that we realize how a small event can cause a large change. We may sometimes wonder—who might we have become if we had chosen differently? But in life, there is no going back.

Mike Trial shares twelve short stories of unforeseen circumstance—real or imagined—and the internal conflicts that change the characters, revealing their own resulting paradigm shift.

About the Author

Mike Trial has lived in many cities across the U.S. and overseas. He now makes his home in Columbia, Missouri. Visit his website at This is his third collection of short stories.

His other works include:

  • Memoir: White Sky
  • Black & Gold
  • Distant Horizons
  • The Icy Fire of Deception
  • Rogue Patriot
  • New Empires Rising