Through a Lens of Dark & Light - A Novella by Dennis Lowery

Through a Lens of Dark & Light [M] (Escrire)

Two letters from dead women…
A camera from a dead man…

Through a Lens of Dark & Light - A Novella by Dennis LoweryThat’s what Robert Sterling, a once-renowned photojournalist, had to guide him; to help him redeem and resurrect his life from two years lost in a drunken downward spiral.

Was the young girl he could only see through the camera a ghost haunting him from a past he didn’t want to remember or was she leading him towards a new future? Did she exist or was he going crazy just as his mother had forty years ago?

To find out, he had to go back to the small town he’d left nearly four decades years ago… a place he’d forgotten full of memories he’d buried. To where, when he was 18 years old, someone had tried to kill him for what he’d done. To where he found and lost his first love.

“Fantastic! Oh, this made me cry happy tears and had me riveted the entire time. I knew SPOILER PART REMOVED I didn’t want to continue but I was compelled to finish even though I knew there was sadness mixed with joy. It makes me think that I should look at moments in my life differently.” –Kira H.

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

“An awesome story!” –Jyoti Dahiya

“A wonderful rich story full of every detail I could imagine. I particularly enjoyed the music references and flow between past & present . Well Done!” –Fay Handstock

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

“Another great story!” –Jim Zumwalt

“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. I just want to hug you! All this, has been an amazing experience for me; thank you from the bottom of my heart.” –Nina Anthonijsz

“A story, once read, you will never forget…” –from an Amazon review

“As a reader, there is no better experience than to forget you are reading and just become immersed in the story. This book did that…” –from an Amazon review

“I was plowing through a really bad book and finally gave up. I loaded this book that I had downloaded a little while back and thank you Dennis Lowery for saving me from the reading blues! Excellent job! Loved the work! It was a really great read. I’m still thinking about it. And the end with the SPOILER REMOVED really hit home with the perspective of what one’s feelings, experiences, and sometimes tragedies might be to others.” –Mike M. Jensen

“I’m halfway through, Dennis. It’s wonderful. Hard to put it down. Great read!” [when she finished] “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 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 now 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.” –Bobbie T.

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