By Thomas Sullivan
This is the Author’s Revised and Preferred Edition of Second Soul
Whatever was, is, and shall be is my enemy. If it has cells, if it needs light or air or water, it loses control when I’m near. I am profoundly wrong for this world. I will never be able to hide in a crowd…
Michael Carmichael was a normal man—until the careening downward plunge of his life culminated in a near-fatal skiing accident. He should have died in the icy waterfall where he crashed, but he became the exception to the rule no being was ever meant to break.
Now Michael is not quite a man, nor is he alive or dead. His image in the mirror is inexplicably, but undeniably, different. The voices of others echo in his head. And as his inward metamorphosis brings the wrath of the natural world upon him, he must venture back to the waterfall to reclaim his soul from those who plan a crueler fate for him…