A Fool’s Journey is a 21-part series of novelettes inspired by Major Arcana of the Tarot.
If you believe in fate, you might say Benjamin Porter, the protagonist, is destined to play the role of the Fool. But he’s no court jester. He is a soul untethered by conventional boundaries and relationships, his journey through life is illustrative in purpose and curious by nature. With a perceptive, inquisitive approach, “A Fool’s Journey” explores questions we all have through the eyes of a single, modern man. Connecting the ancient arts with the sensuality and violence of contemporary America, the story imagines a life well lived as a roadmap to a personal nirvana.
Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Porter is solitary, brooding, and insecure after his recent betrayals. But in the spring, when Benjamin meets Emma Patricce, the head ornamental horticulturist at Patricce’s Nursery, his journey takes a decisive turn. But the first woman Ben has ever loved can only cultivate his mind and spirit so far; the rest is up to him.
When awkward 17-year-old Benjamin Porter gets seduced by the voluptuous actor Joan Ponti, a teenager herself from another school he meets at work, he feels he may have found his calling walking the boards. But the intrigue, lies, and manipulation off stage in Joan's scripted thespian world may portend tragedy for Ben.
Benjamin Porter, an attractive, skinny, clean-cut, bespectacled 15-year-old is drawn to an outlaw motorcycle gang whose senior member lives across the street on the cul-de-sac of his quiet suburban neighborhood. Before he learns of the destructive nature of misused power, Ben will turn ugly.
Phoenix and Justin Sunder are master cat burglars and best friends until Dylan Panicosky enters their circle of hedonism and crime. Set in the blighted city of St. Louis in the ‘80s, Fraternity of Fractures is a love triangle played out in an urban setting full of nocturnal decadence and danger, with all the players fractured in their own way.