This is an important and timely question explored in the highly acclaimed spiritual novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction.
Written with young adult and young-at-heart readers in mind, SNOOZE further proved its literary merit by being selected as a 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist in the Young Adult-Coming of Age category and receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Beach Book Festival Prize competition in the General Fiction category.
You’re invited to join—either with eyes or ears—Max Diver, a.k.a. “Snooze,” along the razor’s edge of a quest to rescue his astronaut father from a fate stranger than death in the exotic, perilous Otherworld of sleep.
This inspiring tale interweaves a plethora of paranormal and metaphysical subjects, from Bigfoot and enlightenment to the Loch Ness Monster and time travel via the Bermuda Triangle.
In her review of SNOOZE published in INDIE SHAMAN Magazine, June Kent had this to say about what she described as “superlative fiction”: “Engrossing, entertaining and occasionally humorous, SNOOZE also takes a look at a wide range of subjects including levitation, telepathy, lucid dreaming, spirit animals, parallel universes and shamanic-like journeying, giving a wide range of information effortlessly absorbed as you enjoy the story as well as much food for thought.”
Naturally, your generous review would be greatly appreciated even if you simply enjoy the full text now being presented on this blog and numerous podcast platforms. Keep in mind that paperback and ebook versions are for sale. A complimentary online version is also available for your reading pleasure.
SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING
By Sol Luckman
PART THREE: OTHERWORLD
Imagine being turned to liquid and sucked through a straw, with clicking and lightning all around, until you explode through an icy membrane and turn luminous like a meteorite catching flame at the atmosphere’s edge—and perhaps you can begin to conceptualize Max’s disorienting experience of leaving space-time and entering time-space.
Even while he was accomplishing it, moving between the material and cosmic sectors seemed unfathomable, a Herculean task that no mere mortal could hope to complete and remain intact—much less sane.
For what stretched to a timeless time, and expanded to a spaceless space, Max could only surrender to the disintegration of his being.
Yet somehow, having magically reintegrated, tumbling out of the sky with the vortex roiling overhead like an angry eyeball, he found himself plunging feet-first—silver cord trailing like a ribbon—into a tepid ocean.
His toes touched the sandy bottom. Pushing off the seabed with the last of his strength, he broke the water’s gently churning surface. He was blinking, sputtering, and shaking—yet he was very much alive and still, apparently, himself.
Fortunately, given his exhaustion, he wasn’t by himself. A pod of bottlenose dolphins encircled him, clicking and whistling enthusiastically in congratulations. There must have been a dozen of them. He was able to make out their general features through double vision.
“Thanks,” he managed to gasp, as the dolphins all got behind and took turns skillfully pushing him with their fins in pairs toward the distant shore.
At last, reaching the shallows, Max was able to wobble and stumble onshore just out of reach of the waves—at which point he collapsed in an ostensibly lifeless heap somewhere between realities.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sol Luckman is a pioneering ink and acrylic painter whose work has been featured on mainstream book covers, the fast-paced trading game BAZAAR, and at least one tattoo on a female leg last sighted in Australia.
Sol is also an acclaimed author of fiction, nonfiction, and humor. His books include the international bestselling CONSCIOUS HEALING, which you can read free online, and its popular sequel, POTENTIATE YOUR DNA, available in English and Spanish.
Sol’s popular book of humor and satire, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, received the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor and was selected as a Finalist in the Humor category of both the 2018 International Book Awards and the 2018 Best Book Awards.