Alternate Reality Stories
My path in life has gratefully taken me to many places. But, once I was old and experienced enough to write down some of the memories from these adventures, I found that my experiences had, swimming hazily through my dreams, taken on a life of their own. These stories are some of those memories.
Into the Woods
"With a truck and trailer ready for an early morning departure, we three woke in the wee-hours before our alarm. Rocking back and forth, our mummy-bags protesting, my last California earthquake had hit, swaying the tower I lived in like a whip-it stick in the hand of a child, whipping us all with glee. Alarms sounded throughout Santa Monica to the north and Venice down south. For the last time I looked out the plate-glass sliding windows onto a balcony squirming from tremors, cracking and bent. Alive in the night, flashes of smoke rising up only to disappear, I flashed on the race riots erupting some six months before, when I saw the entire city aflame with plumes climbing up to join with my birth basin’s perpetual haze and cultural decor."
"I was extremely proud of one image I grabbed, my brother clasping the shell of a giant tortoise, like the Vitruvian-man, as they both plummeted from my view, down the hill. My camera captured flashes of geckoes and centipedes, images of wild-feathered birds, and mammals of every size, as they all slipped down without a clue."
A young boy leaves the safety of home to explore the unknown, where he learns that the universe is much more than the suburban cookie-cutter neighborhood he’d grown up in. Reaching the far reaches of space, acting as scientist and space-pirate, the boy discovers a portal to another universe. However, after uncovering alien archeology, the boy is challenged to finish his research in time, while the intergalactic police force is summoned and his mother begins to close in...
After leaving a neighborhood party, a teen traverses across his hometown late at night only to find himself lost inside a spore-addled new world. He attempts to view this new reality, but loses his grip on it entirely, and somewhere along the way he also loses his shoes inside a hill of mud.
Inter-dimensional Time Travel and a Biosuit
Exploring a car accident that occurred while still a young child, in which a boy is launched from the back of a moving vehicle; a story of a wild recollection vividly describing the experience of riding the accident into the far reaches of outer-space, only to abruptly return back to earth — video intro: You Tube