Synopsis – The Odyssey
The small sleepy New England town of Oakville is unexpectedly struck by a devastating flood. The people as much as it was possible were able to deal with the flood and its disruption of their lives. But it was the aftermath of this disaster and what it brought to them that had a lasting effect on each and every citizen of this small village.
When the dam above the town was built, it changed the course of a river flowing underground, and up to now it had never been a problem. But the huge rush of raging water surging through the town was instrumental in rerouting the underground river back to its original course and in so doing had created a large sinkhole.
Two young brothers, curious as to what happened to their oak tree, took it upon themselves to investigate the sink hole and quickly learned that was where their tree had disappeared to. But what they discovered at the bottom of that hollow embedded in its side was more than they or their parents and neighbors could possibly expect to find. At first glance, they weren’t sure what it was. But on further investigation knew it was a probe. They were also certain that it did not come from the future, but from the very distant past, antiquity as one would put it, but who or why they couldn’t begin to guess.
While the adults pondered what to do with their discovery, the two young brothers had other ideas. They thought the probe was a space ship, or at least that’s what it looked like to them. When morning came, they rushed down to see their “space ship” and decided to take command and sail into space. When they pushed the buttons on the probe they initiated a set of circumstances that took that little village and everyone in it on a journey that would change their lives forever.
The probe transferred the entire neighborhood to a planet drifting in space and to the trials and tribulations the inhabitants had suffered when its twin suns collided and destroyed all life within. The probe had a two-fold mission: find an intelligent species who could help them survive the oncoming catastrophe; if that failed, find a people who could be persuaded to remember their existence, and who in time would become a part of them. *Excerpts and reviews of all my novels can be viewed on my website: http://elenadb.home.comcast.net.
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