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About Tim Pompey
Tim Pompey is a news writer and poet living along California's Central Coast. He was awarded the Still Waters Press Winter Poetry Award 2000 for his chapbook, Getting Through the Fog. His previous collections of short stories, One Side Leads to the Other, Burnt by Sun, Blind Spot, Primitive Terrain, Deep Down, and Nebraska, as well as his novels, Freeland, Nightfly, The Perilous Paintings of Lily Day, Find Walter, Down the Road, Dream-scape, Dr. Bart's Lonely Soul Collection, and The Wild Chronicles are available on Amazon. Mr. Pompey has also written a children's book: Mrs. Parsley and the Tale of Mossel's Farm.
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From superheroes to angels, from desert hideaways to a neighborhood of vampire mothers, each tale explores a tiny sliver of life and asks: Do we see what we know? Do we know what we see?
Down the Blue Pole Road, across the Midnight Ferry, past the Milky White Magnolia Trail, and through the Crossing of the Gnome, magic, danger, and a wee bit of fun await them as they carry out their mission.
Who will travel with Mrs. Parsley as she reclaims her past and discovers a new future—for Terence, for the captured children, for herself?
Go deep. Very deep. Find out what lies buried within your own imagination.
While sprawled on the street after a night of drinking, Perse meets her next door neighbor's young daughter, Suzy, and something extraordinary happens. Suzy whispers to her, I know magic, and Perse begins to have vivid dreams that reveal visions of a new universe and a new presence in her life.
Then Suzy vanishes and Perse gets blamed for her disappearance. As local law enforcement bears down on her, she sets out to find the girl. Follow the light, Suzy tells her in a dream, and the light Perse has been given could be the key not only to finding Suzy, but also discovering her own healing and peace of mind.
Boarding a bus in his hometown of Bridgeport, Howie makes his way across the state from Knoxville to Nashville to Memphis to rural Arkansas and encounters new age oddities, sexual awakening, the drug culture, racial conflicts, and the meaning of the blues, all framed by a burgeoning war in Vietnam and a powerful musical counterculture.
To survive, Howie must come out of his shell, even if it means forsaking some deeply ingrained Gospel lessons. In this great big messy world, it is time for him to move out and move on. Life down the road. For Howie, it is a very strange step in the right direction.
These stories are proof that what you encounter is not always what you see or believe. Sometimes there’s more to life than reality. In these stories, humans must stretch beyond their boundaries if they hope to adapt, survive, and even find love in the vast expanses of their own primitive terrains.