The Field of Stones

      Frank M Sheldon
The Field of Stones

A short story of 3,800 words. It begins: "I awoke from a dreamless sleep lying in the field of stones. I had no idea how I got there, but I had always been there, and there was never a time when I was not there."A short story of 3,800 words. It begins: "I awoke from a dreamless sleep lying in the field of stones. I had no idea how I got there, but I had always been there, and there was never a time when I was not there. I lay for a while looking up at an unbroken pale blue sky. There were never any clouds, just the same featureless expanse over my head as it had been for all my todays. How many, I cannot say. Far more than I could count, more than the stones about me, and they were unnumbered…."

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    Far From The Sea We Know

      Frank M Sheldon
Far From The Sea We Know

Matthew Amati, who has almost completed his advanced degree in marine science, has an inexplicable encounter with a strange whale. Even the few who are willing to consider his story find themselves totally unprepared for a rendezvous at sea that will lead them FAR FROM THE SEA WE KNOW to an encounter that is as shattering as it is beautiful.Matthew Amati is close to completing his studies at a prestigious marine science center on the shores of the Pacific Northwest. While on a fishing boat to earn money for his tuition, he has an inexplicable encounter with a strange whale. This leads to a meeting with Doctor Martin Wren, legendary explorer of the seas, who has just received evidence that may corroborate the weird incident. Soon Matthew, along with Wren’s intriguing daughter, Penny, is on a float plane flying along the coast of British Columbia to meet up with the Valentina, the flagship of the marine science center. Once on board, however, he finds few who are willing to take his fantastic tale seriously. Yet, even those who begin to open up to new possibilities are totally unprepared for a rendezvous that will lead them FAR FROM THE SEA WE KNOW to an encounter that is as shattering as it is beautiful.

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