Leaving Traces: Between Time and the Stars

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A Time Travel Memoir, Story 1 -- Between Time and the Stars: What happens when a capable Time Traveler is pulled out of time entirely? Can she find her way home, or will she be lost somewhere between time and the stars? Leaving Traces is a series of complete short fiction stories chronicling the adventures and chance encounters that make up the life of a Time Traveler. More
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Words: 11,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301093236
About Jennifer Moreland

I am the daughter of a retired soldier and understand that the places that seem exotic to one person are just home to someone else. I try to bring this sense of visiting a friend from another culture to all of my time travel adventures.

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Review by: Hibah Shabkhez on May 26, 2015 :
Quite a delightful little read! This is science fiction that transcends the genre, crossing over into the positively surreal, with a 'nowhere' within it, and a most unusual perspective on things in general: “Thou must ask the paper, miss. Do not be sold here by a person, or by any being that is not for sale itself. Always ask the wares.”
Recommended for everyone who likes to venture their soul into a brave new world every once in a while!
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Review by: Lana Axe on April 02, 2015 :
This is an out-of-this-world sort of tale, with beautifully described people and places. It reads like a trip through Wonderland or the land of Oz, with some interesting characters thrown in. Leopold reminded me a lot of Absolem. :) The concept of traveling outside of one's body was new to me, as I've not seen it in any other scifi stories. It worked nicely, and the payment of the soul in exchange for goods was interesting as well. I could feel myself completely immersed in the story's locations, and it is certainly a place I'd love to revisit.
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Review by: Amber Butler on Aug. 23, 2013 :
This little novella was such a wonderful read! There were some grammatical mistakes, and the random going-back-and-forth in the character's name (was it Caro, Caroline, or Carolyn? If going for "pet name" it ended up just being confusing) that distracted from it overall, but the prose was lilting and transcendental. I wish it had been longer, as some of the plot that took place - especially near the end - felt rushed, but that was only because I was enjoying the story so much I wanted to linger instead of being forced out of it, like trying to stay asleep in a particularly good dream. Some bits felt more like something being recalled to me instead of something I was being invited to participate in, owing mostly to the word count restraints.

The concept of the "nowhere" world the time traveler finds herself in was unique and jarring, and the description of the beach is probably one of the coolest things I've ever tried to imagine. It honestly felt like something straight out of a Gaiman novel, though with slightly less elegant prose (which is not anything but a compliment, I'm comparing it to the incomparable). It was slightly creepy and nostalgic all at the same time, and the ending was both horrible and distant, like waking up from a scary dream.

You really can't go wrong spending the little bits of time you need to read this book. It was a fast, magical story that will leave gorgeous imagery in your head.
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