An eclectic and original assortment of imaginative scenarios centered on Oregonian oddballs, characters, and just-plain folk make up Not True Stories from Oregon, a short story collection of highly unique and powerful tales of the human condition. Arran Gimba paints a broad portrait of the gritty and fascinating extremes that make up the human experience. Part fantasy, part slice of life, these twenty-one stories exhibit the worst fears and most impractical dreams of ordinary people. "Love is Overrated" tells of an anti-cupid who suddenly finds a conscience when he sees the impact of his calling. Students are drawn into the latest technology craze with disastrous consequences in "zPhone," while a hospital receptionist discovers that obsessing about the wrong thing can lead to a rude attitude adjustment in "Watch for Little Brother." Filled with stark and realistic situations and absorbing, multi-dimensional characters, Not True Stories from Oregon brings a seasoned and original voice to the short story form, exploring Oregon in all its wonderful weirdness.