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Alone in the world, the man enjoys life. He has no name, nor needs one. Every rock, tree, mountain, and sea: he knows it all in detail. He has no memory of how he arrived on the planet, only a blissful love of his surroundings. When the starship comes, his life makes a dramatic change.


This short story from novelist Zachariah Wahrer offers an intriguing view of the future,
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Published December 8th 2014 by Zachariah Wahrer (first published January 1st 2014)
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Michael Gardner
A sci-fi Hors d'oeuvre

There’s are very interesting ideas in this short story which are begging to be expanded on. IMHO, this needs to be a longer work. Given its length, which is very short, the story comes at us from multiple points of view, which in themselves need expansion to give the story some much needed depth. What’s here is good, but currently it reads like a dramatised synopsis. I hope the author considers writing an expanded edition some time in the future. I’ll read it.
Sarah Sunday
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
The plot of the story was straight forward, but the descriptions really got to me. The world that the author constructed felt believable in its vaguely dystopian state. But what balanced it out was how that was not the focus---it was of the paradise the protagonist had been in and the taking of it. The parallel point of views worked well to counteract each other and improved the pacing. The only thing that I find fault with was that I wish there was more to it. There could have been more develop ...more
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Zachariah Wahrer spent the first twelve years of his adult life doing various jobs around the United States, such as eBay salesman, punk rock musician, horse halter craftsman, and rock climbing gym route-setter.

Near the end of 2014, Zachariah moved into a H
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