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The stories collected in this book represent interpretations of the individual perspective spanning over 35 years While somewhat biographical in places like almost all alleged fiction is based upon I will resist the wholesale codification that this work can be dismissed as trivial contrived or confessional What happens to us here on earth channels the prism of the collective through the sharp iris focus of the singular We do share our elemental nature of humanity well some more than others but of all the things we want to believe love fear or cling to this one truth is to my way of thinking unmistakable Somewhere beyond philosophic negotiation or sophist negation the simple truth is you are born alone with nothing and will exit in exactly the same state at the end of the line Any discussion of a supposed imagined afterlife is a matter for faith or conviction to either reassure or terrify However any departure point for that debate might begin I believe with this perspective If memory constitutes the soul then that soul must constitute memory The soul could be defined a pure memory If we take anything of personal identity away from this existence would it not be every thought action dream or nightmare we experienced in a lifetime If consciousness endures beyond the grave we will inhabit our own memory for infinity Perhaps a much more sobering thought than the traditional constructs of a heaven or a hell In part the writer performs the act of expression out of a deep personal compulsion and necessity When the voice of the Stream of Consciousness is obsessed in reliving a past event reordering present reality or projecting a possible future so loud and clear there must be a release to attempt to restore some tentative truce with sanity So the recording and retelling of experience commences attempting to make some sense to make peace with the holocaust of confusion fear and pain that seems to rage on a daily basis over the course of a lif

21 Short Dog Stories by Vincent Quatroche

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Vincent Quatroche
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