"When a stick is broken, it cannot be made whole again." —a Modoc Indian saying
Long ago, visitors from the stars came to Earth and landed in an isolated valley in a place that would later be called Northern California. They came on a cosmic version of a walkabout, a rite of passage that pitted a young alien against the brave Modoc Indian tribe.
Things didn’t go the way they planned….
Now they come again. On a lonely winter night in that same valley, the city of Sconchin falls under siege by aliens on a mission of revenge. In a single night of chaos, it falls to the town’s young people to piece together the unfolding events and develop a plan to save their lives and the life of their town. In this edgy science fiction tale, classic themes mingle with new surprises to create a thrilling story of survival.
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About the Author
My name is David Teves, and I am a storyteller. That's it, plain and simple. My writing falls under the domain of magical realism: sci-fi, horror, fantasy. I was born on the island of Kauai, in the Hawaiian Islands, the youngest of four children. In the 1950's we moved to California to the town of San Leandro across the bay from San Francisco. A lot of people claim they were a sensitive child, but I grew up thinking that the world around me was not real, and I lived my life as if I were a stranger to it. I dabbled with writing when I was young, but lacked the spark to think I might be able to do it reasonably well or that something might come of it. I married and raised two children. Then one day in the late 80's, almost out of nowhere, I began writing "A Matter of Time". My goal in writing has always been to create a thing of beauty. Even though many of my stories are dark, I have attempted to infuse in them a sense of wonder in this mysterious world. And with the writing I was no longer a stranger to life. Through the power of words, I was alive at last. It is my hope that you will enjoy my writing. It is up to you to decide if it is worthy. All I can tell you is that my heart and soul are in it--for good or for bad.