Castles Made of Sand

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This is a short piece of philosophic/speculative fiction exploring ideas of the mind and artificial intelligence. There is a lot that could be expanded on in this piece, and the characters could be fleshed out. But I haven't decided where I want to go with it yet. In the mean time here it is for people who like thought provoking concepts.
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Words: 7,950
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310296697
About E.S. Dallaire

I'm using Smashwords(dot)com to build and host a portfolio of pieces that have not been sent out for consideration for publication. What you'll find are 'sketches' as opposed to finished, professional pieces. Recently I have been considering taking the whole portfolio down off this site, but I stop short of doing that... well, perhaps simply because I still put work into them, and I'd rather they be available to be read instead of buried in some dark and dusty corner of my computer.


I believe in the reality of ideas in themselves. Imagination is my most coveted possession. I think the theories we develop to describe Nature are really couched attempts to understand the limits of our own consciousness. As such I think looking within ourselves and meditating on the silence we find there is the best way to understand the reality around us. I think we as a creative and inquisitive species thrive when we all share our unique explorations and communicate with each other with empathy and a willingness to learn something new. I think it is openness that leads us to love, of ourselves and each other. And I think everyone has a part of Truth to share, but communication is tricky, so it's good to be encouraging of others so that we can be brought to see in a new and equally worthwhile light. I think the value of artists is that they've taken it upon themselves to master mediums of communication. That's what I wish to do, but I'm still an apprentice.

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Review by: James Jenkins on July 06, 2014 :
The authors description of the work is accurate, not super engaging as is, but I do feel like I would like to try another work by the same author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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