Prophase: A Present Tale

Mitchel Street
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Be swept away into a world of light just beyond our
perception.



 



Piper Walker, a high school
senior, has seen her share of hard times. 
At a young age, she lost her mother to breast cancer shortly after her
brother Charlie was born.  Raising her baby
brother under the wrathful eye of an abusive and alcoholic father, she relies
heavily on her small, but tight core of friends. Lisa, her best friend from
kindergarten, and Chris, her longtime boyfriend, help to keep her above water.   Along
with her friends, Piper’s elderly neighbor, Ester, and her lynx point Siamese
cat, Jazz, become the extended family she never had.



Even before her mom died, Piper
always felt different.  She was opposite
of her popular best buddy Lisa, and didn’t enjoy doing what most other teenage
girls liked to do.  She wasn’t much for
fixing up and thought hanging out was boring. Music and nature were her muses.  Piper grew up next to a forest with countless
paths, one of which led to the high school; the others to myriad of seasonal
wonders. Piper spent countless hours in the woods exploring and finding solace
in the trees, wild flowers, and every kind of animal.  Although somewhat shy and insecure of her
voice, Piper was lead vocals and a passionate bass player for a garage band
called ‘The Coat Tails’ that consisted of Lisa, Chris, and their close friend
Josh.  Having never sounded better, they
were sure to win the senior talent show.



After a Spring Fling dance, a near-death
experience prematurely rebirths Piper to her destiny, for not even she knows
who she really is.  Her identity has
remained buried deep for her protection. She awakens to a dimension where light
laden with emotions emits from everything around her.   Overnight, Piper and her world are
transformed into something radically different. 
What she thought was real was only the beginning, a thin veneer to
actual reality. Universal truths are turned upside down. She wakes to a magical
world with an ancient history and kingdoms of races.  Life becomes way more beautiful, complex, and
breathtaking than she ever imagined.A menagerie of supernatural and metallic
gleaming mythical characters come to assist Piper to take her first steps in her
new world and keep her safe.  The realm
of brilliant auras, feelings, and endless color surround her creating a
language she doesn’t understand.  She
begins a long journey to discovering and mastering her powers and senses that
defy fantasy.  Riding gravity waves,
casting spells, and leaping to exotic locations become her new curriculum.



However, amongst the Eden lies a fatal
danger. For centuries, a tyrannical rule has suppressed and strangled the
enchanted world she is now part of.  A
most brilliant Guardian, named Eli, and his council, the Arbitri, have become
the only voice. Evolution has stopped. Only Piper has the power to bring about
change. 



Amongst the unspeakable beauty, unknown
danger, and the desire to find out who she really is, Piper stumbles upon an
unexplainable, first-time love that becomes the only thing that she can cling
to in her stormy and unexpected life. From the first time his voice dances on
her ear drums, she is taken by something wonderfully unreal.



Piper now must juggle her two worlds –
and disguise her increasing abilities and morphing appearance while attempting
to be the slightly nerdy teenager everyone knows. 



This story captivates the imagination
with the beauty of nature and the celebration of love, life, and light – and
the power of one girl.



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About the author

Mitchel Street is an avid storyteller with an innate passion for fiction writing. He was raised in rural Wisconsin near the shores of Lake Michigan across from a small forest that became his second home. As an adult, M. Street has lived on the East Coast in Boston, on the West Coast in San Jose, and now resides South, in the great city of Austin, TX.  A love for nature, art, spirituality, and science has been his foundation. He has been fortunate to have been adopted by cats, dogs, birds, frogs, turtles, and Monarch butterflies. His professional background is rooted in Engineering having earned a graduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is technically published (under a different name). He is currently creating Metaphase and Anaphase, the follow-on to Prophase, part of the Mitosis series.

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Mitchel Street
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Published on
Apr 22, 2014
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Pages
334
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ISBN
9780991554300
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Language
English
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Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
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