CELESTE is the title of my first novella that was published on Amazon and is now available from other fine online book retailers toward the end of the year last year. I got the idea for the novel from a movie I had watched, in which a man believes something to be true, only to learn that he’s the only one who believes it that way. Then there was a documentary of a woman who was locked up in a mental hospital and had to be constantly restrained because she saw spiders crawling all over her. To get rid of the spiders, she would harm herself, try to scratch and burn and hit the spiders. She was the only one who saw the spiders.
I got to thinking: What if instead of spiders, what she saw was something good, something that made her happy instead of something that caused bad things to happen. If she’s happy, does it matter if it’s real or not? Would we lock someone up for seeing something no one else sees if he’s not a danger to anyone else?
And what if he’s already had a mental break, so he’s weak and there’s money and family involved, and…
Well, I don’t want to give anything away, and anything beyond this would do so. See, that’s not what CELESTE is about. But it’s what sparked the concept.
The neat thing but also the frustrating thing about Celeste is that the ending leaves you with… a question. Perhaps more than one. But if you read it closely, it also leaves you with an answer, an answer of your own, which might be different from the answer another reader would have.
I’d love for you to pick up a copy of CELESTE and let me know what you think of it. A review would be awesome if you feel so inclined–honest ones only please. I wouldn’t mind a comment here either if you don’t want to leave a review. Let me know what you think!
Now, it’s bedtime. Love you all!
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PS: Check out my other blog, Dying to Live, and today’s post: C is for Congestive Heart Failure