Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Dimension Next Door

The Dimension Next Door

I while ago I mentioned here, that my story, God Pays, in The Dimension Next Door, anthology, was based on a real experience. Here’s the quick story of that.

My buddy, Glenn Lee, went to the Yucatan in Mexico and visited the Mayan ruins there. He met a guide, we’ll call her Maria, who told him about an experience she had as a little girl at the ruins. Maria was seven when she was playing at the ruins, with her mother, watching her closely. Maria’s mother said, you can play, but don’t go away from where I can see you. Maria went out into a courtyard and was playing—in full view of her mother. A short time later her mother started calling to her in a very worried voice. Maria saw a darkening of the air around her mother, as if she were looking at her mom through a dark cloud.

Maria called to her mom, but her mom couldn’t hear her. Maria started running to her and her mother swept her up in her arms and started crying. Maria said, what’s wrong? I was just right there, couldn’t you see me?

Her mother said, you’ve been gone for three days, we’ve all been searching for you the whole time!

Maria has no explanation for the missing time. Did she slip into another dimension? Did time flow slowly for her, while three days passed for her mother and everyone else?

This is a second hand account, but after hearing the story, I had the idea for God Pays. You’ll have to read the story to see how this tale filtered into the story I wrote.
I hope you enjoy God Pays, my story that pays homage to The Twilight Zone.

Paul Genesse, Author and Editor

Author of The Golden Cord
Book One of the Iron Dragon Series
(Five Star Books, April 2008)


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Kosmo said...

Cool story. Never trust ancient ruins. :)

Paul Genesse said...

Hi Kosmo,

Well said. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.