Carl is a Mistake not in the sense that he surprised his parents by being conceived, but in the sense that he is accidentally immortal and threatens to disrupt the Cosmic Swing of Things, ushering the era of Divine Intermission.
It is for this reason that he has been hurried to another reality in order to meet a retired deity. With the proper help, he might be able to set the universe right.
But first, he must survive his time on the Infinite Beach, where he may have garnered the attention of something much more sinister than an impending cosmic cataclysm...
About the Author
L. David Hesler is an author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction for teen and adult readers. He currently produces the horror fiction podcast Bad Notes; he also co-produces the Be Mega Podcast, where he spends a few hours every week creating absurd super heroes with his friend Adam Martens. When he isn’t crafting weird tales, he is either pounding away on a Schecter guitar in his home studio or he’s trying to catch up on a reading list that’s been growing since 1995.
L. David Hesler’s work includes the short story collection “Prismatica,”the ongoing novella series “Divine Intermission,” and the YA fantasy novel, “Children of Aerthwheel.” His poetry and short fiction have appeared in the literary magazines “New Wine,” “The Ivy Review,” and “State of Imagination.” His original play “Public Domain” was produced in 2012. He has also published the YA fantasy adventure “Roswell Newton,” a re-imagining of his own independently produced web comic “The Adventures of Roswell Newton.”
Hesler has also written and performed music for several alternative rock albums with the bands DeepSkyTraveler and The Pale Hypnotic. In 2011, he released an album of music inspired by his novel “Children of Aerthwheel.” Occasionally, he performs live music in the virtual world of Second Life. For approximately seven years, Hesler was heavily involved in local theater to the point that he co-founded a production company that ran performances of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” from 2000 to 2003.
As you read this text, he’s probably thinking of ways to simultaneously give you goosebumps and make you giggle. Be warned.