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Most of the stories and poems in this audiobook were compiled from handwritten notes in journals I've been keeping for several years. The title story, "The Waterfall", is a powerful study of loss, acceptance, and growth. In "Butterflies", a young boy learns a lesson about acceptance and appreciation of what he has been given. "The Lighthouse" is a moving tale that's as close to poetry as prose and offers a beautifully upbeat ending. "Grandma Brown" is a nostalgic and emotionally moving tale of familial love. "A Boy and His Dog" tells the story of a young boy learning to accept that nothing is ever truly lost. "Waiting" is a powerful and moving tale of a man's love and acceptance in the face of the finality of dying. "The Source" is a classic short horror story. "And When I Got Home" features a young man finding his own path to spiritual enlightenment. A short collection of poems range from the unusual to the more traditional and beautiful. The book closes with "Wisteria", a moving story of a man visiting his now abandoned childhood home and realizing that nothing ever truly dies. I think there's something here for every taste and hope that all who read these words will find meaning in them!

This eclectic collection of short stories and poems examines the universal truths in every person’s life: living and dying, love and loss, grief, understanding and acceptance, hope, spiritual rebirth and happiness through beautifully-written, deeply moving prose and dramatically realistic imagery. Three of the stories in this book were previously published in ‘The Adventures of Roland McCray’ series, but the other works are published here for the first time. The poems were compiled from handwritten notes in journals I’ve been keeping for several years. Some of the stories are heartbreakingly-sad, while others have a definite upbeat ending. One is a classic horror story, yet it suits the direction of the book, and the poetry ranges from strikingly unusual to the more traditional. This book touches on universal truths in a powerful way. I think there’s something here for every taste and believe that all who read these words will find something of themselves in them.

"I'm actually reading this as slowly as I can because I don't want it to end! I feel as though each tale should be savored and thought about."
By1D82 Many

“The vivid descriptions are captivating, and I found myself immersed in the rich imagery.”
Estela Vazquez Perez- author of “Light & Shadows”

“The tales will swirl around the edges of your consciousness, striking in their familiarity yet fresh and evocative. From the first well-crafted word to the end of every thought provoking tale, I remained bemused and seduced. I think you will too.”
J Kelly Accinni Author of the “Alien Intervention” series.

Fiction & Literature
March 12
Blaine Coleman
Smashwords, Inc.

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