Evolved Publishing presents a short mind-bending story in "Devane's Reality" by Lane Diamond. At about 3,600 words, this fun story is the perfect short diversion from your daily grind.
...The towering skyscrapers and menacing toys of man lay well behind me now, the shimmering skeleton of a dead metropolis....
...My mind roils as I cling to hope and expectation, only to find, one day after the next, disappointment greater than in the day before. Only one creature creeps out of the darkness to haunt my nights. I've known this stalker before--loneliness, my sole companion on this bizarre expedition....
...I now understand that we humans do not suffer solitude well. I long for contact--any contact. I yearn to meet a one-legged, one-armed, one-eyed, elderly gypsy woman who spends every waking minute singing show tunes with a voice like a howler monkey undergoing torture....
How does one cope with complete and utter loneliness? Imagine living in a world occupied by one - not another living creature. How could such a thing be possible? Doesn't matter. What matters is how Lawrence Steven Devane reacts when plunged into precisely this situation.
|Publisher:||Evolved Publishing LLC|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Lane Diamond is the pen name for David Lane. He grew up in Algonquin, Illinois, where he graduated from Harry D. Jacobs High School in 1978. After a short college stint, he served in the U.S. Air Force at Ramstein AB, Germany, 1980-1982, and at Lowry AFB, Denver, CO, 1982-1983. For more, please visit his website and blog.