Thursday, June 21, 2007

Finley's Tale

My long awaited novel has been completed, copyrighted and formatted! Three cheers! Finley is a project that has been part of me for over seven years. Talking birds have dominated three of my books. Why? I really can't say. It just came to me from beyond. Really it did. I am able to tap into something outside of myself and absorb it. Call it channeling, inspiration or just insanity, it does not matter. I am what I am and do what I do. That is who I am. Writing is my passion and part of the reason I am here. We are all here, more or less, to experience. This is my experience.
Finley is a raven who dares to stray from convention. He is a philosopher and loyal friend. He lives alone because, as he puts it, "I have nothing in common with most creatures." At least that's what he thinks. Life tends to throw in a few surprises now and then. In Finley's world, animals and humans coexist as best they can. He has a human friend named Alice much to his surprise. He originally believed humans were to be avoided at all costs. That was until a crow named Ponce introduced him to Alice. Alice was an animal communicator and could understand them. Finley found quite a bit of common ground with Alice. They both were loners and loved philosophical discussions. Life had a deeper meaning to it and they were intent on discovering it.
This novel is an allegory similar but different from Animal Farm or Jonathon Livingston Seagull. Following messiah like teachings from the White Raven, Finley embarks on a journey of the soul. In the end he discovers more than he imparts.

2 comments:

Bea said...

Johnathon Livingston Raven...a match made in bird heaven. I look forward to seeing your book in print.

PMR said...

I do too.