Year of the Numen: The Quest

“It looks like one of those black magic symbols,” Ruby chimed in.
“I suppose it does,” Olivia answered, “but it’s not. It’s just a tool.”
“For what?” asked Miguel. “Ruby’s right. It looks like witchy Voodoo stuff. You shouldn’t mess with it.”

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[Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from the Year of the Numen]

Synopsis: On the threshold of old age, Avery and Olivia renewed their friendship after thirty years. Due to scheduling conflicts, they find themselves calling each other during Olivia’s morning excursion by shuttle to her new job. Over time, the regulars on the shuttle become involved in their daily conversation.

 

The Quest

 

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Avery’s Note Book: Triad Wheel

“What is that,” Steve asked, looking down at Olivia’s phone.

“It’s a visual representation of a memory palace – what we’ve been talking about all this time.”

“How do you use it?” he asked.

“We’re still working out the details. I’ll show you when we’re done.”

“It looks like one of those black magic symbols,” Ruby chimed in.

“I suppose it does,” Olivia answered, “but it’s not. It’s just a  tool.”

“For what?” asked Miguel. “Ruby’s right. It looks like witchy Voodoo stuff. You shouldn’t mess with it.”

“Uh huh,” Jalessica nodded. “Voodoo is nasty.”

“Is it a philosopher’s stone?” Steve asked.

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The Year of the Numen

As promised, I am working on a free content story for my website.  The page is up and the cover artwork done. The summary for the story is below. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Avery is an atheist who sought satisfaction and happiness in his work and life. Disillusioned with both, he finds himself wondering if he has achieved anything of value.

Olivia believes in the supernatural, but has had her own disappointments with religion. She finds her faith has changed and wonders what she still believes in.

On the threshold of old age, the two cousins renew their friendship and begin a text correspondence during Olivia’s daily excursion by bus to her new job.

Avery, bored with his own work, asks Olivia to tell him a story as she used to do when they were children. She obliges him with the tale of The Year of the Numen.