33 Heavens

33 Heavens

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Amidst the debris left after a rock concert, a young cleaner philosophises on music, himself, other people, work, life – in short, what's it all about?It was Halloween Night and Damon was excited about trying out his new Halloween prop in his front yard next to the busy road that ran in front of his house. He was putting on the finishing touches to his new prop when some friends from school decided to drop by and check out his new prop he had been bragging about at school all day.His friends Steve, Jack and Karen rode together in the same car and pulled into Damon's driveway and watched as Damon was practicing slipping the noose around his neck. They all got out of the car and walked up to Damon watching him working feverously before the Trick-or-Treaters arrived asking for candy.Steve said "Looks like you're going to have the coolest Halloween prop in town.""Thanks, Halloween is my favorite day of the year, and I thought I would come up with something you don't always see on Halloween."Karen chimed in and said "Guys it's starting to get dark and we don't want to be late to the party.""You don't have to rush off don't you want to stay just a little while to see the look on the Trick-or-Treaters faces.
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The Beekeeper - from the collection: 'Night Flight from Marabar'

The Beekeeper - from the collection: 'Night Flight from Marabar'

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Many years ago, the beekeeper struck a terrible bargain. He could have as much wealth as he wanted and a life as long as he wished. In return, however, he must secure the lease of a thousand souls for one year. Set on the Greek island of Kythera this story captures daily life and culture as it is today and gives insights into human nature as it has been for thousands of years. A haunting story.Local pub owner Jemima Jane Ericson is living a lie. She’s been in love with her best friend Ethan since forever. But he fell in love with another woman, married her, and despite their tempestuous relationship and decade old divorce, JJ knows Ethan’s heart is still down for the count. And friendship is better than nothing, right?Single dad and Jumbuck Springs chief of police, Ethan Weston, hits the pub the night his ex-wife remarries and announces she wants custody of their daughter. When he wakes the next morning to find himself in JJ’s bed he’s mortified that they’d crossed a line they should never have crossed. Until JJ’s abusive ex, Shane, shows up at her door and Ethan claims he and JJ are engaged to protect her.Both are stunned by the unravelling of their normally sane lives but suddenly it makes sense – JJ gets a deterrent and Ethan gets the respectability of a wife for any custody claims. But when JJ’s life is threatened, Ethan is forced to confront feelings that may just run much deeper than convenience…
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At the Bus-Stop

At the Bus-Stop

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Towards the end of a troubled life, an old man seeks peace, solitude and a place to indulge in one of the last pleasures left to him.In this first part of a series, set in the early 1960s, painter Eric Snyder harbors a secret known only to his wife, Lynne. When Eric’s latest disappearance raises the suspicions of best friends Sam and Renee Ahern, Lynne can no longer keep the truth under wraps. While the Aherns ponder this phenomenon, Eric embarks upon a search for his father, once again taking him far from the woman he loves.
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Exile, 1946

Exile, 1946

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Having been exiled from Germany in 1933, Albert Einstein returns secretly after the war to visit his old home in Caputh, Germany. But in the course of the visit, Einstein, despite having bent time and stretched space, finds himself dispossessed of his own identity. In a most extraordinary way he is placed in exile again – but from himself.Seventeen years was not enough time for my immortal soul to forget the stench of war. My next life had already begun but while it was still in it's infancy, again I heard the message my father plied upon the mortals. Again words of peace and love and brotherhood reached my bitter ears.Again I was compelled to meet The Messenger.The year was 1962. The place was Albany, Georgia. I told myself I would not be drawn into this mission. I only wished to see if this was my father's hand at work. What I found was a chance to redeem myself to one I'd wronged many ages ago; the only soul I'd ever met in more than one lifetime. And I embraced that chance. That small redemption meant so much that I even agreed to uphold The Messenger. But there is no limit to the cruelty of my existence.Now I only wish to forget.
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Setting the Compass

Setting the Compass

Karen Overman-Edmiston

Karen Overman-Edmiston

The Druids viewed themselves as caretakers of the universe and considered the natural and the supernatural worlds to be one. In this story set in the time of the Druids, a very young man, dark-haired, dark-eyed, sits alone in the shadow thrown by the Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare. He has been set a test. And, despite himself, he will pass.When she turns forty-five, and Lollie becomes a divorced casualty of the modern age, she takes a trip to northern Ontario and Manitoba to search for her aboriginal and Métis heritage. This set of poems is based on her trip and her vision of an imaginary ancestor, Heron Feathers, She knows a bit of the history of the Cree, their migration to the prairies from the forest of Ontario, the coming of the French, and the attempt to found a Métis nation.
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