CHANNILLO
Deep Sky
By Karen Quevillon

Series Description:

Hugh Lawson is a retired scientist and stargazer who regularly visits the Torrance Barrens in Muskoka, a dark sky preserve. One evening at the Barrens, his thoughts are overtaken by a voice and images depicting the horrific death of a woman for whom he feels an overpowering compassion. Hugh is convinced this is no ordinary daydream. But who and what, exactly, is he seeing? And why? Is somebody trying to send him a message, or is he losing his mind?

 

When he reluctantly tells his daughter Marina about the vision, she becomes concerned for his mental health. Marina and Kenneth, his son, argue that he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following the recent death of his wife Kathy from cancer. They believe Kathy is symbolically haunting Hugh’s psyche. He is not convinced. The woman in the vision looks nothing like his wife, for one thing. In fact, Hugh identifies her as one of his neighbours on the Lake Road, Bernadette (Bernie) Wiltsie, a hippyish divorcee who is a fellow volunteer at a local animal sanctuary. Hugh begins to worm his way into Bernie’s life, hoping to understand why she is appearing in his dream-visions, wondering whether he needs to somehow protect her.

 

As Hugh struggles to understand and appreciate the ‘messages’ he is receiving, he faces the limits of his love for his dead wife and comes to question the truths he holds dear. Who or what is infiltrating his thoughts? Has he been gifted with some sort of warning, or is this a threat? And then Hugh discovers: he’s not the only one who’s being visited. 

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Weekly
Status: Postponed









Series Description:

Hugh Lawson is a retired scientist and stargazer who regularly visits the Torrance Barrens in Muskoka, a dark sky preserve. One evening at the Barrens, his thoughts are overtaken by a voice and images depicting the horrific death of a woman for whom he feels an overpowering compassion. Hugh is convinced this is no ordinary daydream. But who and what, exactly, is he seeing? And why? Is somebody trying to send him a message, or is he losing his mind?

 

When he reluctantly tells his daughter Marina about the vision, she becomes concerned for his mental health. Marina and Kenneth, his son, argue that he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following the recent death of his wife Kathy from cancer. They believe Kathy is symbolically haunting Hugh’s psyche. He is not convinced. The woman in the vision looks nothing like his wife, for one thing. In fact, Hugh identifies her as one of his neighbours on the Lake Road, Bernadette (Bernie) Wiltsie, a hippyish divorcee who is a fellow volunteer at a local animal sanctuary. Hugh begins to worm his way into Bernie’s life, hoping to understand why she is appearing in his dream-visions, wondering whether he needs to somehow protect her.

 

As Hugh struggles to understand and appreciate the ‘messages’ he is receiving, he faces the limits of his love for his dead wife and comes to question the truths he holds dear. Who or what is infiltrating his thoughts? Has he been gifted with some sort of warning, or is this a threat? And then Hugh discovers: he’s not the only one who’s being visited. 

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Weekly
Status: Postponed