Astral traveler Ralph didn't really think about whether the astral plane was his own until the girl from Mayfair Towers approached him with her mystery. He told me his story. Ralph explained that he thought this would be a simple investigation, perhaps impressing the lovely girl from Mayfair Towers, by using his secret mystic gift.
An experienced and knowledgeable astral adversary, however, transformed this simple investigation. Unlike this adversary, Chong, Ralph was essentially a novice in other dimensions. Now, beyond the investigation, Ralph was involved in a paranormal struggle.
Ralph had other complications in his life, female complications. He had to balance his male awkwardness, sensuality, knowledge and secrets with three attractive females.
Paranormal worlds, astral worlds, OOBE planes and dimensions, I’m sure Ralph and Chong know of these but for me, I can only ask, from what dimensional world was Ralph telling me this story? Wherever it is that Ralph exists now, how did he manage?
Too many years of technical, formal writing in an office environment has brought me to writing for entertainment. Like the character from my 'Ralph' series, I have transitioned from the boring office, but unlike 'Ralph' and his 'special mystical gift,' I could only take my writing experience down a different path. My interest in writing took me to a career of working on the technical, legal, shall I say, stuff. Now it is time to try to transition to entertainment, writing that entertains; and definitely not too formal (been there way too long and done that way too much).
The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.
Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.
As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.
In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.
The end has come. The beginning comes next.