Reckoning

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Humans have evolved to their present form in a few million years. And they have risen to prominence in just a few thousand; a mere speck in earth’s unfathomable timeline. Are we the first to gaze into the heavens contemplating our fate? Here, I present a short tale pondering the shortcomings of sentience. Once upon a time, sixty-five million two hundred and forty-two thousand years ago...
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Words: 3,280
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452332789
About Mark Jacobs

Mark Paul Jacobs lives in lovely Dauphin, Pennsylvania. He enjoys fishing the Canadian north, poker, and annoying his wife. He has authored two novels: How Teddy Roosevelt Slew the last Mighty T-Rex, a Historical Science Fiction tale set in 1914, and the hard science fiction novel: The Yaakmen of Tyrie, a powerful and mysterious tale of bravery, loss, perseverance, betrayal, and redemption. He is also quite proud of his awe-inspiring short story: The Day God Winked and his chilling novelette with the provocative title: The Watchers from within Moments Revealed, an almost universally well reviewed work for which he has written a screenplay suitable for an ‘Outer Limits’ episode. These and several other works are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, and Smashwords.com. How Teddy Roosevelt Slew the last Mighty T-Rex and The Yaakmen of Tyrie is available in paperback via Createspace.com. Mark is working on a movie screenplay tentatively called Stain which is a gritty murder conspiracy based in Central Pennsylvania similar to the movie ‘Fargo’ or ‘Reservoir Dogs’. Please enjoy his works and don’t be afraid to tell him what you think on his Facebook page, twitter account, or by email. And lastly, please take the time to leave him a review of his work; it doesn’t have to be long or long-winded, but it does make him feel that his hard word has touched someone’s life in some way. You can leave a review wherever his books are available.

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Review by: Yvonne Vermey on July 19, 2013 :
love it!
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Review by: Brian Mitchell on April 15, 2012 :
Well done! A nice look at how things could have evolved if not for a huge impact an earlier intelligence could predict but not prevent. I look forward to reading other tales by this writer
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Review by: Kathy Pressley on Jan. 25, 2012 :
A philosophical musing in a sci-fi setting. Is it better to be a sentient being, or is ignorance bliss? This story seems to have its roots in the Hinduism creation story which holds that the world is created many times, over and over again, and not just once and for all.
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Review by: John Davis on March 13, 2011 :
didn't really 'get' it
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Review by: Stuart Neild on Jan. 24, 2011 :
A very enjoyable tale.
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Review by: Bridget Squires on Dec. 20, 2010 :
Enjoyed this tale. Made one start to question our own existance here. Liked it a lot!
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Review by: sean222 on Aug. 26, 2010 :
Very good short story. It was interesting, and it was descriptive, but in a way that you didn't know enough for it to be more than a mystery about how the reckoning came to be. And that was what made the story so good. The story was very interesting. Well done!
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Review by: Jason McIntyre on Aug. 12, 2010 :
I really like this story. It has a mythic quality about the language that draws me in. I like how the description of the creatures' physicality was kept to a minimum, allowing me to create a real wonderland of interesting creatures out of my own imagination. Nicely executed! I shall read more!
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Review by: Raymond Hancock on Jan. 01, 2010 :
An interesting tale, written very well. Mark has excellent prose in his stories well worth taking a look at more of them.
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