“Two Tales of Dark & Light…” [M]

The Paperback Version of Two of My Stories

By Dennis Lowery (See reader comments)

The print version of two of my favorites stories. My novella, Through a Lens of Dark & Light… and my longish short story, Union Station…. together they make up, Two Tales of Dark & Light…

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Two Tales of Dark & Light... by Dennis Lowery

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Just a few of comments on them:
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About Union Station…

“Thanks, this is really interesting. Beautiful descriptive prose.” –Doug [commenting via Facebook message on Union Station…] Douglas Preston is the New York Times best-selling author of 26 novels and several nonfiction books on history, science, exploration and true crime.

“Dennis: I just finished reading your piece titled “Union Station...” As usual, it was extremely well written. I, as I am sure was true for most readers, felt your detailed descriptions enabled me to picture a scene in my mind as if I was actually watching a movie! You very effectively kept the reader on seat’s edge in the final pages of the story, wondering how everything would play out. And the ending with – DELETED SPOILER PART OF THE COMMMENT- was an absolutely brilliant touch on how to bring the whole story to closure.” –Jim Zumwalt. James G. Zumwalt is the international bestselling author of Bare Feet ~ Iron Will – Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields…

About Through a Lens of Dark & Light…:

[This comment came in stages] 1) “I’m halfway through, Dennis. It’s wonderful. Hard to put it down. Great read! 2) Best I’ve read in a long time. I finished it late last night and even dreamt about it. I woke this morning and it’s still with me… I’ll have some coffee and get my thoughts together and let you know. 🙂 –Bobbie Z. [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…] A great thing about social media is that I get comments from readers while they are reading my stories. So I get a sense of what they are feeling about it in almost real time.

Here is what Bobbie sent me once she’d had her coffee [aboutThrough a Lens of Dark & Light…] 

Believing is Seeing. Coincidentally, strike that, I don’t actually believe in coincidence, but I happened to read an article just yesterday morning that discussed why many never find their purpose. It mentioned this very concept…and reminded me of something I’ve always understood to be true, that we see exactly what we’re looking for, in most situations throughout our lives. We see what we are ready to see.

I cannot tell you how deeply this story affected me. I was drawn in from the very first song lyrics. I found myself singing each familiar tune along in my head, and as it always does, allowing the music to work as a time machine.

In so many ways, I related to this tale. I loved how you wove here and then together through wakening and dreaming happenings. I loved the premise of light and dark, and the lens we all use to focus on what matters most to us….love, understanding, even forgiveness reaching back to heal the misunderstandings of the past.

I adored the SPOILER REMOVED helping lead the SPOILER REMOVED. I loved that SPOILER REMOVED…

Just everything, the genre, the photography, the history, the family secrets, the decade, kept me glued to the pages. (I actually found myself attempting to Turn the Pages on my iPad as if it were a bound book.)

Wonderful tale, Dennis Lowery. You outdid yourself.

Thank You.

Devoted Reader, Bobbie

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“In a story combining the writing style of O’Henry with the suspense of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone, Dennis Lowery takes the reader on a fast-paced journey about love lost and love re-gained. With a riveting story-line, the reader is left hanging at the end of each chapter, eagerly ready to jump into the next. Very well written!!!” –Jim Zumwalt via email (James G. Zumwalt is the author of Bare Feet ~ Iron Will – Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s BattlefieldsThe Juche Lie | North Korea’s Kim Dynasty and Doomsday Iran: The Clock is Ticking.

“This grabbed me right away. Compelling… is it a ghost story!? [rhetorical question] Loved how the writing perspective changes between present and past. You tied up the loose ends beautifully. A great read.” –Debra D [in story comments]

“I have no negative comments to give. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and read it in one sitting which is unusual for me. It kept me interested.” –Mark [in story comments]

[This comment, from one of my First Look  readers, came in three stages]“1) Dammit Dennis Lowery !! Take my money already! This is good! My lunch break is over, but I don’t want to stop reading.  I think by far this is the best work of yours I’ve read yet. 2) I can tell a good story by the imagery it creates in my head.  If it’s good, as I’m reading, I’m seeing the events unfold like a movie… and that’s exactly what’s happening here.. down to background details. 3) Finished.. that was excellent and I’m extremely impressed.   I was actually laughing to myself and called you an SOB for the twist at the end.. well done. 😀  –Dan P. [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

He further had this to add via social media:

“Want a good read? I mean a really good read?  This is an excellent story… and if you don’t follow Dennis, Id suggest you do. I don’t follow many authors, but I enjoy his works.  Good stuff. … do it…do it now…” 

“I love how the whole time I kept falling from one surprise into the next and how from beginning to end, the story kept building and building. The entire time, when you think, ok – this is it, another surprise is presented. Absolutely amazing until the last paragraph. And, I do have to mention this again.. Dennis.. The way you describe details.. I can’t tell you how special that is. Details that I think no one else would ever notice. You paint a picture with your words like no one else.” –Nina A.

PLEASE READ: This--below--is where intelligent comments are exchanged and threads of meaningful and thought-provoking discussion can take place. Some of my favorite stories I've written started with such exchanges and through them I've met some truly wonderful people. This comment section is a place where it's almost old-school in that responses--if one is needed--may not be immediate but will come. Kind of like postal mail correspondence, an easier pace that allows thoughtfulness and not knee-jerk fingers flying over keyboard replies, or something that comes out as top of mind, a stream of conscious superficiality. I hope to hear from and interact with you on anything I've written that sparks a thought or urge to comment.

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