The short story "Justin and the Werloobee" is based on "Fruit of the Vine," originally published in PKA's Advocate literary journal. The protagonist is Justin, a perceptive and introspective boy whose appearance and personality make him an easy target for his cruel peers. One night, he awakens on a mysterious island inhabited by strange creatures. Though he yearns to return home, he becomes embroiled in the plight of Irvino, a beast who, like Justin, is ostracized. The tale concludes with a twist as Justin helps Irvino and, in doing so, befriends him for life. This narrative is distinct from other works in the fantasy genre as it appeals not only to young fantasy enthusiasts, but also to those concerned with bullying and how empathy develops in children.