by David Swan

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369 by David Swan

Emily is a young girl unable to cope with her father's passing. In order to escape from the pain she and her friends embark on a summer project to build a star-vehicle based loosely around outlandish spiritual theories found by her geek friend Alan.

As well as Emily's adventure into the supposed magical world there is also Michael's tale of redemption and seeking peace through meditation which mirrors, his, and his daughter's parallel spiritual journeys.

Alan was sent in to keep an eye on Emily and ensure she was coping well with the grief. A sort of secret-counsellor. Along with her best friend Tabitha they while away the summer building the contraption while Emily tries to keep at bay increasing hallucinations that started in her dreams and were now spilling out into her day.

After her father passed away she started to dream of a white puma called Boo. A sort of guardian Angel that tried to show her a different way of seeing the universe and cope with grief but it wasn't working. When she starts to see Boo during the day she starts to panic and her friends become concerned. Is she having a spiritual awakening? or is it the onset of a psychosis brought on due to the grief?

Luckily for Emily her Mother keeps a watchful eye over her and follows her outside on the night she attempts to take her life. With the help of a doctor and her friends she gets the help she needs to get her life back together again.

369 is a tale about grief and the different coping mechanisms we deploy to deal with it. Interwoven through-out the story is each character's tale told about how they coped with Michael's passing.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153861883
Publisher: David Swan
Publication date: 11/13/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 184,107
File size: 202 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

I have been writing for 5 years and prefer novellas. I have not yet established a genre and find myself enthused by an idea and then build a story around it that happens to be science-fiction or urban fantasy. I studied creative writing at Bangor University, Wales and had the chances to study other great writers which helped me a lot. I have not written much since a I have traveled a lot recently but I am starting to fire things up again. Looking at what I have written so far I am inspired by the world around me, my own personal experiences, and my hopes and fears for the future.

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Paula_Stewart1 More than 1 year ago
We All Gotta Go I just finished reading this great story, 369: A tale about grief, illness, faith and redemption by David Swan is relevant to all people. This creative writer has skillfully written a story that confronts the sensitive subject of death and dying, a scary morose subject that pertains to all of us, Mortality! This fascinating tale involves a terminally ill Father, his wife, and daughter. As the patriarch of the family tries to digest his prognosis, his wife and child must also come to terms with the fact that that this great husband and father will soon pass. The author has written a very touching story with fantastic insight into the psyche of human beings when faced with mortality. A great recipe for an entertaining and moving tale this story is not just about love and loss. It's also funny, sarcastic, and comforting. This story can only get better by fine-tuning sentence structure and improved editing overall. This story deserves a tad bit more attention to detail to shine a little brighter. Rating: 3.5 Stars