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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / Short Stories
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Nudge Files
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:332
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098317881
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098317874

The Nudge Files

by Michael Lorimer

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Death is coming for all of us. What if death was just a transition from this life to the next? This is a story about the being called Death, aka Mr. D, aka the new Grim Reaper, who is nearly all powerful, loving in his job, and very curious about the strange beings known as humans and their sense of humor. Instead of wearing a black cape and a scythe, perhaps this New Grim Reaper wears an expensive suit and drives a fancy car. After witnessing the death of a young woman and the compassion of one Jeff Collins, Mr. D befriends the man and offers him a job. The Nudge Files is the story of this man and the strange demigod who mentors him about life, death and beyond.
Death is an eventuality for all of us. Perhaps it is just a transition from this life to the next one. True, the event of death can be difficult and great suffering can occur, but does it have to? Wouldn't God create a being who helps the dying to ease into their next life? History has pictured DEATH in a most terrifying way, dressed in black with a black hood over his skeletal face, carrying a wicked scythe to harvest the dead. Instead of that horrifying image, suppose he is a being of light, filled with compassion and love, wearing an expensive suit and driving a fancy car. The New Grim Reaper. The Nudge Files is the story of a man and the strange demigod who mentors him about life, death and beyond. This is a story about the being called DEATH, aka Mr. D, who is nearly all powerful, loving in his job and very curious about the strange beings known as humans. After witnessing the death of a young woman and the compassion of one Jeff Collins, who comforted her during her death throes, Mr. D befriends the man and offers him a job. Come and witness the strange and often crazy adventures of Mr. D and Jeff Collins. *Read about Jeff Collins as he investigates a mysterious intruder who is terrorizing an aging movie star. *See Jeff train in self-defense to confront a serial killer and save a woman's life. *Blast off in a rickety space ship to the Large Magellanic Cloud to witness a supernova, up close and personal, in the "good seats," to comfort an entire civilization who will be wiped out by the blast. *Witness the greatest comedian in the world, who is tired of life and wants to die. Discover the plan to save him. *Travel back in time to the US Civil War and be with Jeff on a mission to save one man who is crucial to the future of mankind. *And enjoy more adventures of Jeff Collins and Mr. D as they work to nudge the Universe back toward balance.
About the author

I have led an adventurous life and during those adventures, I have come close to dying.  While deep in the Grand Canyon, I witnessed 6500 tons of rock fall seventy-five yards from me.  On the Gila River, my boat capsized and I was dragged under water through a hundred yards of swirling rapids.  While riding my bicycle, a deer charged into me, causing me to fly forward, landing on my head, smashing my helmet and sending me to the hospital.  After exiting a cave, I slipped on some marble-like pebbles, which caused me to toboggan uncontrollably face first down a steep ravine.  I was stopped by a little tree, as I looked down at a pine tree 275 feet below me.  There are more.  The point is that having experiences like these causes one to think on death.  Not in a morose or gloomy way, but more in a philosophical way.  I believe that the closer you are to death, the more you are alive.  Experience a car crash where you spin around uncontrollably.  Are you bored?  Certainly not.  Your heart is beating practically uncontrollably.  You just missed dying and you relish life.  How about being bored out of your mind, sitting around with nothing to do.  That's near death.  Perhaps not physical death, but it's close.  As a result of my adventures, I have read and studied metaphysics for much of my life.  The Nudge Files tell the story of an angel, or demigod if you will, that was created to ease suffering of the dying and escort the soul to next life.  Is there such a being?  Possibly, I don't know.  The Nudge Files is about that being and the person he selected to be his assistant.  A note on humor.  I developed my humor starting in collage as a way to fend off the difficulties of life.  If they are laughing, they won't beat you up.  There is a lot of humor in The Nudge Files.  We need humor in our lives, especially now with this virus running around.  I hope, in some small way, that my writing Nudges the world a little closer to a healthy balance.

Raised north of Chicago, Mike entered the US Air Force in 1969. While serving at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, he discovered cave exploring and his love of the great outdoors. An avid bicycle rider, he has ridden many thousand miles and ridden, created, and maintained many mountain bike trails. Backpacking, river rafting and mountain climbing are all on his resume. He has traveled the world. Britain, Scotland, Italy, Sicily, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Thailand and South America. While traveling up the Oronoco, instead of swimming with the dolphins, he dove in and swam with the piranhas. He currently lives with his wife in San Antonio, Texas (Yee Ha). There he started writing. This is his first novel.

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