Introduction — DOWNSTEP
Here for your reading enjoyment is my novel DOWNSTEP.
I do hope you enjoy this story. Maybe you will get a laugh (or a thrill) out of it. Make a comment if you do.
I will gladly answer all of your questions or comments.
While penning DOWNSTEP, I had continual help and input from my beloved wife SingingWolf who is the best editor on planet earth — and a very wise person when it comes to ideas that make the great and powerful archetypical stories of the dream-time. I also had input from several wonderful Hobbits who took the time to read my original first draft, and write very constructive critiques. I did use about 99% of their suggestions in my second draft.
I especially want to thank Michael, Allyson and all the Hobbits who each influenced this more than they know. My deepest love and appreciation to them all.
And to Ruth my precious daughter, to whom this work is dedicated. Thanks for incarnating here amongst us in such a timely fashion. This work “Downstep,” is 61 chapters long.
It was completed in 2005, but has been undergoing refinement ever since.
Here’s something interesting — an interesting little anecdote: I had already named Pheledra’s star-ship the FIREFLY long before the excellent TV series by that name emerged. It seems that certain mental archetypes float around in the Information Field — and people often intuitionally receive the very same creative ideas without knowing anything at all about each other — or ever hearing about one anothers work.
This has happened time and again throughout history.
I have two different looking versions of DOWNSTEP up online.
First . . . here is an online version at its own website:
And . . . here is a more concise TEXT version which is right here on Interconnectivity: