Jeff Hayes has been working for many years as a Software Engineering Consultant- not to be confused with his evil-twin, of no relation. Now located in Switzerland as an employee with a financial firm, he has found several hours free in his daily commute. Daydreaming out the carriage window on the green Swiss countryside, the idea came to him to consider the train commute as renting a public space office. Balancing the distraction of the fellow passengers with life within office space cube walls, thus began Jeff's side work realizing his thoughts into words. Though many pets and a few horses have graced Jeff's life, he presently finds himself pet free, for the short term.
Jeff enjoys talking with his readers for reflections words can bring. Their impressions can be fascinating and unexpected.
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Bunnies on Parade, a novella.
Three rabbit friends find themselves on an adventure of inquisitiveness. Confidence and courage are learned on their journey into the outside. Old friends and new help them through their day in this endearing child's story. Inspired from the author's impressions of family pets, while living in the foothills of Northern California, and the desire to share the enthusiasm of imagination with his sons.
Drift, a novel.
A little boy's accident appears to bring people together in help, passion, and destruction. The soon following orchestrated tragedy blurs the nature of reality, resulting in decisions with unexpected consequences, in the Panpsychism world of the novel, Drift.
Sir Gwyn d'Awhitevan, a short story.
It is here in an age of darkness a delicate light begins, kindling a spark of illumination.
Follow the adventure of a Medieval inventor and his sons as their life course intersects accidentally with a chivalrous Knight seeking his Lady’s hand.
Enjoy this lighthearted short story, Sir Gwyn d'Awhitevan.
The Walk, a short story.
A quiet outing paddling on a southern German lake takes a turn into the mysterious after a couple’s stop along a secluded shore. A short walk into the forest brings the pair into contact with a new perception of their life’s forward momentum. Lasting bonds endure, resistant to severing, relaxed into the passage of time. Share their passage with the short story, The Walk.
The novel, Menthe, is Jeff's new project.
Vignettes of detail unfold when opportunity presents itself. Topics of polyamory and philosophic discussions are explored in the practical. Personal ethics are thrown contrasted briefly against the morality dogma bleeding from cultural posturing.
Please be on notice. This book contains passages of deeply explicit, open encounters.
Rabbitry, an anthology of short stories. Now available for preorder.
Standing before a precipice of her own making, the cost of a life hiding behind beauty is required to be paid in full. Could it be that the currency one acquires will not suffice on such a fine day? Would the bill collector relent, if sufficient favors are traded, to accept soiled foreign notes?
A glacier hewed mountain bears witness to the cold passage of time’s resolution where some live the lifespan of a Mayfly. Others, far older, have known the rise and fall of such as these.
Benevolent benefactors of street urchins can run the gamut of motivations. For some, it is an end in itself. For others, it is the end, beautiful though it may seem.
End of the line comes into view. Two women’s unremitting trust finds reward in a familiar Alpine world. A world where one’s goal long prepared is brought to fruition assisted by the other’s destruction. For some, time slips away, recycled into the future’s iteration.
Grief from a death is visited upon the surviving members of a polyamorous family. The departing partner’s wish: scatter her ashes upon the waters at a cape they had frequented.
Honoring the promise given required traveling by a road less frequented. Will the imbalance of the broken relationship be overcome, sealing their resolve?
Or, do tragic consequences await the survivors before the End of the World?
Let those who pass close know of what we share,
and of the possibilities of life. —Kara
From reconciling the senselessness of fate, can comfort be found in one's life?
Would understanding the intricacies of a tragedy bring solace?
The remaining member of a family relives the guilt of survival in this continuing story begun in End of the World.
Live this life. Build from what is known, bitter ashes and all —Jillian
Two are Happy, a novel.
Three women are so close as to be complete strangers. Four others are strange, but couldn’t be closer for it. A man threads a course of inbetweens.
Two are Happy, a novel, placed in the French Alps in a time when free-thinking is enjoyed as an acceptable alternative. The backdrop of mountains casts a comic shadow the characters dance into in this light romantic story of intrigue.
The weight of a burden is more than a sum of its parts —Séverine
Atmosphere, a novel.
Karl has found himself a long way from the ruined world that bore him. As a young man, winning a transportation lottery seemed like a stroke of good fortune. The land of New Kilda promised to provide opportunity to raise himself and his family out of poverty of feudal society. The catch was he would have to leave his former life behind if he was to survive.
Scottish chieftains that ruled the Old World since the British defeat maintained their dominion upon the New World. An underground group of settlers hoped to overthrow these oppressors. Aiding them is the discovery that there had been earlier inhabitants on New Kilda, the Anasazi. Though the ancient ones had disappeared, the magick they left behind remains. Magick that Karl discovers he is particularly adept at channeling.