Out There Vol. 4: Applying The Rules on an As-Needed Basis
The fourth collection of R. C. Monroe's OUT THERE begins with Miriam embarking on a tour with Steven, her new musician-boyfriend. Whatever expectations she had about the tour and the relationship, she spends most of this volume as the uninvited but ultimately very welcome house guest of her high school frenemies Wally and Rebecca. A previously-unpublished bonus story, "Hollow E'en", gives the reader additional insights into Miriam's most important relationship and the genesis of some of her most ingrained habits.