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Past Twilight Richard Hemingway

Past Twilight

Richard Hemingway

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374 pages
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My body felt numb. My little world slowly ebbed out of my body to some other beyond. The reality of who I had been, at least the mental part, was exiting with no fanfare or regrets from my body. The alien looked down at me and started to speak. MaybeMoreMy body felt numb. My little world slowly ebbed out of my body to some other beyond. The reality of who I had been, at least the mental part, was exiting with no fanfare or regrets from my body. The alien looked down at me and started to speak. Maybe he will tell me who Rosebud was, who killed Roger Rabbit, did OJ really do it? Did...“Find the mother and father and you will find your answers,” he whispered.Everyone knows but usually chooses to forget the following simple truths about life. We live in the present but must plan for the future and must understand that everything we do is shaped by the past. If we must change the future, we have to change the present. Sometimes we need help in changing the present because we have given up on the future. This is where you will find the main character of my novel as chapter 2 begins.My novel has nothing to do with vampires or Jersey Shore reality programs on a collision course going nowhere. It is a story that has two men obsessed with the same woman. One wants to save her the other may be the one who wants to kill her again, yes this is one of those novels where someone goes back in time.Have you ever experienced something years ago that you regretted doing or regretted not doing? Has that something revisited you over the years and made you wonder what would I do, if I get a second chance to make things right. Past Twilight ups the intensity on getting a second chance and takes the main character after he has unraveled a twisted mess of bad relationships close to the point of no return. What is he going to do? Read and find out.Most of the action, including a brutal Hurricane and fight scene that takes place in a rundown bar hotel that splits apart during the hurricane, takes place on the Jersey Shore during the 70s. Mature readers who liked to party at the shore should read it just to see if they can figure out which town served as the base of the novel. Some may want to see if my memories of the bar scene in this town matches their memories. Bits and pieces of the interesting people who made this town so interesting are etched in the novel. Recognize someone you know? All the regular suspects are there for you to check out.My novel is a lot longer than a detective novel where you have a closed environment of the sharp and savvy detective, leading lady, some victims and everyone else is a suspect. This is because Past Twilight takes you on a journey played against the background of the 70s: A dangerous journey for the main character to try to find purpose in his life, prevent a murder, and also come to terms with the four types of women that a man gets interested in. The first three types you get to meet in this novel. The last and final type you get to meet in the second novel, if I can sell enough copies of this novel and I get to make a movie out of the first novel.I used The Maltese Falcon, Lord of the Rings, Casablanca and The Count of Monte Cristo for inspiration on how I wanted to shape my plot and work the various themes and ideas into my novel. A novel should be more than what happens to the various characters in the novel. If a novel exposes you to new ways at looking at life and has a good story and characters you can believe and get interested in - then the novel is worth more then you paid for it.