“Lauratown And Other Short Stories” is a collection of writings by author Matt Shea. He specifically draws attention to the plight of those that are a little different or go by unnoticed. Their daily struggles with life challenges values and beliefs, but their faith will not allow compromise. His characters range from old to young; and cover both genders as well as all races. Through valor, they prevail in life by earning their just reward: respect followed by acceptance.