This collection of short stories, poems, aphorisms and humor by Mark Alberto Yoder Nunez is intended to be entertaining and inspiring for anyone who loves good reading. The Spider Lady and Other Short Stories and Poetry, also, includes original artwork, illustrations and photography by the author. It is the culmination of decades of creative experimentation. Mark's stories include creative non-fiction and fiction stories. Mark makes references to literature and writing itself in the most thought provoking and entertaining way in his stories. The writer in you will love these stories as an inspiration. Young adults and adults will love Mark's approach to experimental literature. There are stories of childhood, romance, adventure, mystery and horror. The poetry equally is wide ranged in content. It is sentimental, romantic, political and philosophical. Mark explores the nature of mythology itself in his poem: Diana, The Huntress. Mark can be on the lighter side, he can be moody and he can be metaphysical. All for the sake of compelling and entertaining reading. Let's call it an escape to reality!