Bereft Reality

by: James Summers



About the author
The author has written several short stories and poems throughout the years. Some of these sparked larger projects, which involved complicated characters and situations. The first novel was born on a camping trip that was rained out from all outside activities for three days straight. Thriving on the darkness that is inside us all, the author tends to focus exclusively on psychological horror. Painting a subtle mixture of what the mind sees and thinks whether or not it can get away with it. Sometimes it isn’t what has been recently described; it’s what is missing that disturbs you. Enjoy the roller-coaster ride that ends abruptly, cars careening down a track that has a crack large enough to throw the coaster onto the loading platform or off the edge. Which path would you choose if you knew there was a crack? Would you still go along for the ride?

About the book
On the outskirts of the slums around Lincoln Park, Michigan, chaos reigns. Most legal businesses have long since left, but for one business, life is good. An unknown local business offers a new you, at a cost. They focus on self-esteem, particularly in women, and offer a full spectrum of social and business skills necessary to succeed in today’s corporate America. They believe that the end justifies the means, and when one signs up, the individual forfeits their rights, going down a rabbit hole of physical and psychological rebirth. One exits the program mentally and physically fit to do battle, fully qualified to perform to the constraints of the toughest of business models. Esteem can be a powerful weapon, a two-edged sword wielding as much power verbally as it could physically. What would you do if you grew up being told that the sky was green and that the grass as blue?

Additional information

Author's Name

James Summers

Publication Date

May 31, 2019




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