Raw emotions erupt when people reflect upon contemporary social values in conflict with traditional religious values. Often times addressing such controversial subjects is best attempted in the context of fictional stories meant to present to the reader conflicting viewpoints without imposing any viewpoint upon the reader. rnrnThe six short stories and 32 poems of Horseradish Harvest disguise contemporary controversy with the framework of simple, entertaining fiction. Those readers seeking more than entertainment will find food for thought, which will not cause indigestion or heartburn, within even the most delicate constitutions.rnrnWhile today it is primarily used as a condiment, in olden days horseradish was used medicinally for a variety of ailments ranging from scurvy to toothaches. Although not intended as a cure for all the ailments of modern society, the stories and poems of Horseradish Harvest address contemporary social and Christian themes of a controversial nature with the intent to help resolve each issue within the mind of the reader. The position in support of a woman's right to abortion is juxtaposed against the Christian assertion to the human Right to Life. The morality, or immorality, of suicide and of homosexuality is presented in the context of a fictional short story for the reader to assess her own opinion. The issues stand together in contrast as themes within the short stories with no judgment made or imposed upon the reader. Horseradish has never been more pungent nor more salutary for your disposition.