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The stories embedded in this collection transport its readers to different dimensions where they get to feel and see the stories happen.

I believe I speak for prospective readers of this collection if I describe it with J.K. Rowling‚Äôs words that ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs always room for a story that can transport people to another place.‚ÄĚ The stories embedded in this collection do just that‚ÄĒtransport its readers to different dimensions (like Mars in ‚ÄúOne For Mars‚ÄĚ)¬† where they get to feel and see the stories happen. This collection has nineteen original stories and each, though different from the other, connect with each other to form a transcendent whole. A whole of different tales yet connected through their shared quality‚ÄĒadventure.¬†


In ‚ÄúOne For Mars‚ÄĚ, Jared ‚ÄúJake‚ÄĚ Mitchell‚Äôs journey begins when he was finally chosen to be the first human to set foot on the fabled Red Planet, Mars. And the journey is not all milk and honey, however, thrilling the idea is. He makes it to the red planet on Saturday, August 28, 2032. But what happens when he lands on the Valles Marinaris?¬†


In ‚ÄúFlorida Redemption‚ÄĚ, we are thrust into a cold, snowy, miserable March in 1972 as our narrator makes a journey to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL‚ÄĒa journey that promises all the intrigue, the regret and the eventual ‚Äėlessons learnt‚Äô moment.


In ‚ÄúPassenger 39-C‚ÄĚ our narrator promises to never forget Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Why? What happened? These are questions you find bugging your mind the second you get those first-line sinking in. A question that will be your guide throughout the entire journey from Sacramento, CA to Frankfort, Germany.¬†


This Journey journal, as I call this collection, is a compilation of journeys that promises to live you wandering, being in the moment and enjoying the journeys, one short story at a time. This collection isn‚Äôt big on the plot as it is on characters (sometimes) and the idea of tagging along a journey‚ÄĒmoving from one point to the other and all the ups and downs alongside. And so if you are not too much of a sucker for really defined-plotline stories, then this is for you!¬†

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Boakye D. Alpha is a published author, poet, scriptwriter, editor, proofreader, blogger, motivational speaker, student journalist, and entrepreneur among other things. He is currently a student at KNUST, Ghana- Africa, in his 4th year pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, English.

ONE FOR MARS

About the author

Retired in 2005 after a thirty-year teaching career, I am now a part-time reference librarian and active community volunteer. Married since 1983, one daughter. I have two graduate degrees in history, and have visited 114 countries so far, as well as all fifty states. I specialize in short stories. view profile

Published on December 20, 2020

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