Miens of Existence is the coming together of two stories that take the reader on adventurous journeys of the mind and heart. Through a blending of genres – science fiction, memoir, fantasy and spirituality – the book delves into deep questions about the nature of reality and the power of love. It leaves the reader to speculate about whether these might be revelations from some place unknown or simply the product of an imaginative or warped mind.
In the first story, “The Matter of Mind,” a man laments the impending empty nesting by his son. As the story transitions from chapter to chapter, his surroundings, time and, most strikingly, his son continue to change. What is happening to him… or to reality?
The second story, “The Force of Will,” follows a man who becomes aware of his innate ability to consciously escape threatening dreams. He begins to wonder about the nature and potential of dreams and their relationship to consciousness. The man begins an increasingly perilous series of experiments, searching for the truth about existence and the reach of love.
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“These are two stories, both deep, both touching and both very well written. If they remind me of anything it would be the best episodes of the Twilight Zone, but they are altogether unique and unpredictable. Without giving away too much, I can say that they describe journeys, of the mind, the heart and the spirit. Beyond that, I highly recommend that you discover and interpret them for yourself.”
– “bookworm” (verified Amazon purchaser)
“A worthwhile read
“The stories open your mind to the possibility of more. It explores one of the most difficult and thought provoking journeys we ever take in our lifetime.
I enjoyed reading both short stories and highly recommend this book.”
– “Amazon customer” (verified Amazon purchaser)
“Miens of Existence
“This is a well written collection of two stories revolving around the common theme of paternity as both a son and a father. As a new father-to-be myself, I was able to relate to the struggles, joy, and sentiment. My favorite moment from the book is the wrestling scene. You don’t have to be a fan of wrestling (I’m not) to feel like you are there in the excitement of the moment. For both the unique writing style and thoughtful stories, I would recommend this book.”
– “Rory” (verified Amazon purchaser)
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