Well, I don’t see the neighbors starting on the Ark yet, but it’s only a matter of time. After months of ice or snowfall warnings, I guess I can live with a few days of rain. At least, it’ll get rid of the really dirty snow and give the grass a chance to green up.
Welcome to my fifth post in this year’s A to Z Challenge. Not having the linky list has made it a little harder to find people, but I’m enjoying those I’ve found. If you use WordPress and like a post, following them will make it easier to find them tomorrow. It’s a little harder with Blogger, but, we must persevere.
For the letter E, I’ve chosen to discuss echoes. How many times have you walked into an empty room and heard your voice reverberate? My grandkids love running into big rooms like the church hall and yell, just to hear the echo. I remember do much the same at their age. Sadly, I’ve never been anyplace outdoors where there is an echo, but I imagine, it must be eerie hearing your voice again.
In many ways, memories can be considered echoes because they aren’t the real thing, but come back to us just as echoes do–not all the time, but only under special circumstances. Sadly, for many as time passes, those memories, like echoes fade and are lost forever.
Do you believe in reincarnation? Many do, and if you’re one of them, then would your present life be an echo of your past one? I used that concept and combined it with a Mohawk myth to create the main plot for my novel, Echoes of the Past, set at the Lake of the Mountain in Prince Edward County, Ontario. If you get a chance to visit the area, you should. The lake’s very existence continues to puzzle scientists to this very day. No one can figure where its water comes from! Check it out for yourself. http://prince-edward-county.com/item/lake-on-the-mountain/
Echoes of the Past Book Blurb:
Born Mohawk, raised white, forensic pathologist, Michelle Thomas is trapped between two worlds—this one and the spirit world where the ghosts of those who’ve drowned speak to her. Haunted by crippling nightmares of her own drowning death and erotic dreams of a phantom lover, she strives to make sense of her life. When two suspicious deaths occur at the Lake of the Mountain Resort, she’s sent to investigate. She’ll face the greatest challenge of her career when her past and her present collide. One of these men is her future, but which one—the rich and powerful Mayor Ron Davies, or Tony Steele, the hydrology professor who may be responsible for his students’ deaths? Charged by the spirits of her Mohawk ancestors to atone for her previous sins by protecting Lake of the Gods, can Michelle solve the murders, save the sacred waters, and fulfill her destiny?
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