I’m excited to announce that my story “In the Name of Ammalee” has been published on The Worlds Within. In fact, I will publishing a number of short stories on this site as the new Science Fiction Editor for The Worlds Within!
Here’s the synopsis:
On the verge of giving up on his faith in Ammalee, a young man and his little sister travel back in time 5000 years to escape a dying earth, but when they meet someone they believe to be the original Ammalee, he starts to question everything.
At 9000 words, “In the Name of Ammalee” is somewhere between a long, short story and a novelette—so get comfortable for a longer, more immersive read. If you’ve read “The Ship and the Planet” you will find this one is a bit more mature, both in writing style and themes. It deals with time travel, immigration, justice, and the concept of the evolution of religion.
Here’s what people are saying about about it:
This has many of the things I love best about stories (and your stories in particular): new experiences, hidden themes, and leaving the story feeling like there was a reason behind it—a purpose.”Devon Ortega
“I enjoyed reading it very much. In fact, I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I love the way you blended faith, science, and story telling.”Doug Stockton
I will say that the beginning is a slow burn, especially if you’re not a fan of science fiction, but the ending is worth getting to. I think this ending is one of my favorites of any story I’ve written so far.
If you get a chance to read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Read it here.