Dirty Clouds and Puffs of Stardust by Jonathan Dalton

A post-apocalyptic adventure and a man's inward and physical search for a place where the world is better.

Max is a man who knows how to survive. ‘The rocks’ are the earthquake-racked result of an apocalypse that no one remembers. After decades of solitude, Max arrives in Brac, the last remaining human town on Earth, and somewhere that shouldn’t exist. He begins to question the rocks’ dominance, and embarks on an adventure to discover whether a place exists where the barrenness of the rocks truly ends; and ultimately, to discover whether there is more to life than merely surviving.

Dirty Clouds and Puffs of Stardust follows Max’s emotional and often humorous journey across, under, and eventually beyond the rocks as he searches for this better place, somewhere with both physical and emotional location.

  • Classification: Moderate
  • Work is: Fully available on Authonomy
  • First submitted Sept. 6, 2008
  • Last updated Sept. 6, 2008
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    jllove [Retired] wrote 4 years, 4 months ago

    watchlisted! Backing soon.

  • JDalton's avatar
    JDalton Author wrote 5 years, 5 months ago

    [QUOTE] I enjoyed this first chapter, especially the description of the mutant. I am glad I found this one. [ENDQUOTE]

    Thanks a lot - I figured my book would have long ago been fatally buried under everything else on here, glad to know that you found it and like it so far :)

    Naturally I encourage you to keep reading - I think it gets better as it goes on as I develop my voice!

  • Brian Railsback's avatar
    Brian Railsback wrote 5 years, 5 months ago

    I enjoyed this first chapter, especially the description of the mutant. I am glad I found this one.

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    Nick Poole2 wrote 5 years, 6 months ago
    ARISE, AUTHONOMY GHOST! Ease those weary, withered limbs from your coffin. Push away the stone from the mouth of the tomb. You have one last task to perform. One last, sacred shelf to confer. Whether you were plugger, spammer, gusher or troll, whether you flirted or fought in the forum or beavered away in the shadows, now is the time for your resurrection. One last time. Marshall your strength, muster the last vestiges of your power and carry out your ...
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  • BP's avatar
    BP wrote 6 years, 11 months ago

    Just read a few more chapters Jon and enjoying the quirky strangeness. Thanks for putting mine on your bookshelf.

  • JDalton's avatar
    JDalton Author wrote 6 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks for the kind comments - I feel that the book has something to say, for better or worse, but I kind of expect/expected it to sink without trace on here :) I hope you continue with it and let me know what you think by the end.

    Jon

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    BP wrote 6 years, 11 months ago

    Have only read the first few pages so far, but your story has drawn me in straight away and I will read more when I have more time. A good start that hooks the reader is a mysterious thing.... I'm not always sure why something has pulled it off. But I don't always want to be sure: if it works,it works.