G D Harrison
A late entrant into the world of writing fiction, I enjoy writing for my own pleasure; usually science fiction and spiritual mysteries. Apparently, others like to read what I write! Born and living in England, I use a mixture of my experiences and my vivid imagination to write what I hope are interesting storylines that intrigue the reader.
Do You Believe In The Afterlife?
After being revived from your own death, life can be difficult, confusing and a struggle, particularly when you cannot remember anything about your existence. Even ‘the now’ becomes too complicated to comprehend for the young man who finds himself in this position.
He battles with his day-to-day existence, unaware whether whatever he experiences is reality, a dream, or something in between. Nothing makes sense to him on his journey back to normality.
Is there hope of recovery for him? Doctor Charles Collins thinks there is, for this sort of experience is what he specialises in. He dabbles in ‘fringe’ medical practices and has a particular focus on death and the moment of expiration…but also the reverse process, from death back to life.
His methods are obscure; rather than using modern science he delves back into ancient theories and writings from around the world. He also has a skill of deflecting his opponents by asking thought provoking questions – Do you believe in the afterlife? - is one of his favourite destabilisers.
Does his team have the skills to help their unfortunate client, or is the journey to death inevitable?
When Roger Haines acquired the technology to send the first manned mission to Mars, the success of the Mariner Twenty landing was greeted with euphoria and relief in equal measure. For over fifty years the human race had sent a variety of probes, satellites and landers to the mysterious red planet of Mars.
It glows a tempting hue in the night sky, almost inviting us to reach out and explore it. However, during those decades only a small percentage of the technology had successfully fulfilled its mission; over half failed, resulting in not particularly favourable odds for humankind to physically set foot on our neighbour. Roger Haines defeated those statistics.
Whilst the world watched the mission unfold, hidden from their gaze a parallel priority was unfolding. The crew were unaware of what was being discovered back at Mission Control, and what they would eventually uncover on Mars would have drastic consequences for the future of the human race. Nobody would have predicted that ancient history would dictate the future…
Colin Smith is a Social Worker and has been on this planet for about five decades. He lives with his mother in a quiet town where nothing much happens. He enjoys his vocation, specialising in one-to-one interaction with people who are not expected to live much longer. He is trained in the counselling of patients and their families as they travel along the journey involving the inevitable death of a loved one.
Colin has one particular patient that challenges him, as their symptoms don’t match the expected journey which the textbooks dictate, and he is drawn into an intriguing world of new lessons for both his patient and himself as he develops new ideas to ease their situation.
But Colin becomes involved in his own personal journey as his mother divulges news that changes the normally level-headed Colin, and it is he who is perhaps in need of help as he uncovers more and more about his own life. Family secrets unfold and Colin has to try and adapt his once-stable life to include his new status. Even then, further unexpected revelations push Colin beyond the edge of his passive demeanour.