"Tears" is a story story set in the Pelted's Paradox universe. The e-book was independently published on November 1, 2010.
Paul's friend Milara was born with tear-shaped birthmarks, and her life has been one of exhaustion and sorrow; she assumes it always will be. But he doesn't agree, and he's determined to show her differently....
"Tears" is available as a free stand-alone e-book, and is also included in the Pelted short story collection Claws and Starships.