In the early 70s, the past sins of one man led to the punishment of an entire town, bringing murder, passion, unrequited love, and a connection to the strangest chain of events imaginable.
Atascadero, (Spanish for Deep Mud) in the early 70s boasts a drive-in theater and a Burger Queen where teens gather on Saturday nights. Lovers head up to Lake Success, and gas is $0.32 a gallon at the Shell station—the one with the 'S' knocked out by vandals. Nothing ever happens in Deep Mud, until someone straps Mayor Suggs to a skyrocket during the Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza, and he explodes all over the townsfolk.
Soon after, a popular family physician resurrects his dead wife, daughter, and several others with mixed results. A failed high school baseball pitcher is gifted with a 95 MPH fastball by the spirit of a murdered child, someone has freed the animals from Chaffey Zoo—including a Bengal tiger—and a stalker is going around in a 'Tricky Dicky' mask attacking people with a pair of pliers.
Only Ricardo Meneses, teenage son of Mexican immigrants, can save Deep Mud. He possesses the 'cursed jewel,' which he must return to the grave.
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a compelling literary/magical realism tale loaded with characters you'll never forget. [DRM-Free]
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About the Author
Ty Spencer Vossler (MFA) currently lives in Pacific Grove, California with his BMW (beautiful Mexican wife) and their daughter. A prolific author, Vossler has published over seventy works in the past three years, including novels, novellas, short stories, poems and essays.
Ty’s work has appeared on four continents. His most recent published book-length work includes: The Eye of Espinoza (World Castle Publishing), Adobe Walls (Unsolicited Press), Mocha Dreams (Shalla Publishing), and Seedlings (World Castle Publishing). His next book, Deep Mud, is coming from Evolved Publishing in late 2019.
Until recently, he was a professor at the prestigious Polytechnic University of Tlaxcala, in Mexico. Professor Vossler attributes his originality to the fact that he shot his television over two decades ago.