20/20 [NOOK Book]

Overview

We all think we want 20/20 vision, don't we? But in the metaphysical and psychological realms we often prefer our accustomed blindness. It's far more comfortable. Here are two stories (approximately 6,500 words) that take a close, 20/20 look at these things

"The Thanatos Solution" . . .

Just a few years down the road, the new health-care plan is firmly entrenched. A new bill, Ethical Assessment of End-of Life Care, has also been enacted into law. And the authorities are ...

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20/20

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Overview

We all think we want 20/20 vision, don't we? But in the metaphysical and psychological realms we often prefer our accustomed blindness. It's far more comfortable. Here are two stories (approximately 6,500 words) that take a close, 20/20 look at these things

"The Thanatos Solution" . . .

Just a few years down the road, the new health-care plan is firmly entrenched. A new bill, Ethical Assessment of End-of Life Care, has also been enacted into law. And the authorities are ruthlessly implementing it throughout the land – no more medical resources wasted on the defective and dying, equitable distribution of quality medical care, no more lingering half-lives sustained by expensive machinery. The "thanatos solution" has arrived.

But there are, as always, unexpected ramifications, especially for those who wanted it.

"Elmore's Accident" . . .

"It was that most loathsome of all things: an uncanny, routine-disrupting inconvenience and anomaly."

That's what, as the result of an unforeseen event, unexpectedly invades and upsets Elmore Wiggins' safely ordered life. For Elmore had never reckoned on the paranormal or the preternatural. But now that he's had his accident, he is "seeing" certain events in the near future – including his own (although he doesn't know it yet).

Despite all his efforts to live a routine, planned, and safely dull life, carefully shielded from anything out of the ordinary, Elmore now has to face the fact that there's a lot more to this life than he ever imagined. It's an irreversible lesson he learns abruptly, violently, and against his will.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044333970
  • Publisher: Michael Hearing
  • Publication date: 2/21/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 92 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Hearing is a freelance SEO content writer/essayist/novelist living with his wife, dogs, cats, horses, and ferrets on a few acres with a small lake in northeastern Oklahoma. There, he tries to grow vegetables, catches quite a few fish, and does his writing.Having lived a fairly desultory life, Michael decided that it’s time for some order and method. So he is finishing up and publishing some books he’s had in the works for many years. But, still, he is likely to be all over the genre map. In most cases, though, he has lived what he writes about, and his works ring true.Michael taught English at the college level for fourteen years and was a writing tutor for ten years. He wrote a monthly column for a small regional newspaper for about two years, and he has been published in New Oxford Review. Michael has been a freelance writer and copy editor for over sixteen years (as of 2011). If you'd like to hire Michael to write for you, just email him at: michael.hearing@gmail.com
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