Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders is a collection of short fantasy and science fiction stories. From a party filled with aliens to a club of adventurous epicureans to a Scottish mansion used for an ancient ritual, these tales cover a wide range of curiosities. In one story, the world of Sherlock Holmes is transposed into the world of H.P. Lovecraft; in another, the Gothic tradition is mocked. These stories' themes include the darkness of the soul, literary tropes, death, and otherness.