Out of work and down on his luck, an atheist spots a shooting star as it falls to earth. What he finds, though, is not a meteorite, but something entirely unexpected, something that will test his resolve and his lack of faith, even as it changes his life forever.
This is the same story I released to Supporters back in February, slightly revised and edited. In the eight months since, I've tried to figure out just what I was thinking when I wrote it last year, and I've come to an inescapable conclusion: I have no idea.
I am not a writer of romance. I'm just not. First off, I'm male, which is considered strike one, two, and three for a lot of readers of the genre. Second, I simply don't have the real-life experience I feel I would need to write something of that sort. And third, I don't even like romance novels, or novellas, or short stories. They're not my thing.
So you can imagine how surprised I was when what I intended to be an allegorical inspection of theology as it related to my personal beliefs turned into, well, this. I'm completely baffled, and rereading the story as I edited it didn't change that for the better.
That's not to say it's a bad story. Well, maybe it is, but it's no worse than anything else I've written. So here it is. I'm releasing it to the world, free of charge. I won't disown it, but I think it's in the perfect spot to become a sample of my writing style, even if it's entirely wrong for my writing tastes. (For reference, I'll also replace the link to "Miracles" on the front page with "Fallen", at least until I can go back and edit or rewrite that particular story.)
Make of this one what you will, and I hope I can provide more free stories in the future. To do that, I'll need more patrons. So, if you're reading this and you haven't pledged, think about it. $3 a month gets you access to all the stories I've posted on Patreon, including some you can't find anywhere else. Even $1 is all you need for some of my best, including Nocturne, Before I Wake, and The Linear Cycle.
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