The desert stretched in all directions, as far as the eye could see. Desolate, barren, beautiful. Nothing was stirring, except for a hawk circling lazily overhead in the waning sunlight.
In a blinding instant, that calm was shattered by the light of a thousand suns. In that moment the universe shifted, both in time and space. Subtly, but measurably, if one knew where and how to look.
The desert sand beneath the growing mushroom cloud was instantaneously fused into radioactive glass. The shock wave rolled outward, knocking the hawk from the sky and blowing dust and debris for miles.
So began the atomic age. And with it a threat to the very existence of the universe. The first atomic bomb created a tear in the fabric of space and time that attached itself to a young scientist's genetic code and would affect his future generations. Thus was set in motion a series of events that transcends time and space. Can this young scientist and his descendants work together to save the universe?
Everything was caught in a searing light. Blinding, all around him. He could sense the heavens reeling, birthing, dying all around him. He felt a oneness with everything. A brilliant point of light grew to giant proportions and engulfed everything. He was the light. He was everything.
He sensed another presence with him. Someone older, kind. He could not see this person, but he knew he was there. He tried to shout out, but nothing would come. His heart beat faster and faster. There was something here; someone here with whom he was supposed to connect, but he couldn't.
He let himself go with the tidal forces throwing him around on the cosmic breeze. He relaxed and extended his arms and legs in the brilliance around him. He felt the other presence do the same, and they came together. One, yet distinct.
In that brief moment, he caught a glimpse of something; something very familiar. Something he had sensed that day in his grandpa's room when he said his last goodbye. He reached for it, and it was there. And he knew who it was.
He began to understand. That everything and everyone is connected, yet we rarely see that in our own worlds as me move from moment to moment, day to day. There is the possibility of "bigger"; of recognizing and feeling and exploring the connections, throughout the universe and across time and space. If only he could
learn to control it....
But there was something else; something wrong. He could sense the universe unraveling around him. It was not right, he could feel that to his core. He didn't understand it all, but he knew that if this could not be stopped, could not be repaired, that the universe was in danger of falling apart.
With a rush of light and cosmic wind, he was thrust violently back into the real world. On the train. Pulling into New York City. He had missed his stop in Princeton. He'd have to get off and get the next train headed south.
About the Author
Curtis Mischler is an aerospace engineer by training and business executive by profession. He loves science, reading, traveling, and adventure, and his real passion is to explore and try new things.
Curtis writes to transport his readers away, even if only for a few hours, to new worlds of mystery and adventure. He believes that there is more to life than what first meets the eye, and he dares his readers to open themselves to the possibility of magic and wonder in their own lives.
Curtis grew up in Waunakee, Wisconsin (the only one in the world!), attended the University of Michigan, and now lives on the East Coast. He is a diehard fan of both the Green Bay Packers (Go Pack Go!) and Michigan Wolverines (Go Blue!) and can always be found rooting for his teams.
Trinity is Curtis's first book; he hopes to share many more in the future.
What a tremendous story! I enjoyed it so very much. The author's descriptive, compelling style pulls the reader in and keeps their rapt attention. I feel that his scientific background was a great platform on which to build this work of fiction. The imagery he employs here connects with the reader in a visceral way. I am impressed with his first book and look forward to reading his next. ~Mary Stevenson, #1 Bestselling Author of Falling Over Reno: The True Story of the Skyjacker's Wife
The first word that came to mind when I read Trinity was ‘elegant’. The writing, the story, the characters - the whole thing was just elegant. The author has a nice pace and style that really moves the story along and pulls in the reader. I found that I couldn’t put it down.
I thought the science was plausible, even if fiction, and it was easy to understand. I liked how the author weaved that in throughout the book. By the end I was completely engrossed in the story. How was everything going to come together? I had to know. I can’t believe that this is the author’s first book. The writing feels very polished - like he has been writing for years. I look forward to his other books in the future.
I didn’t know what to expect when I read Trinity. I received it as a gift, and I normally don’t read Science Fiction. Wow, I really enjoyed it! Trinity is fast-paced, exciting, and fun. I like how it jumped through time, and I especially liked the scenes where the three main characters came together with the nuclear tests.
Trinity was a quick, good read. It would be great for a long plane ride to pass away the time. I definitely recommend this book. ~ Wayne Wheeler
"Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable
made possible." ~ Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
Trinity is fast-paced, exciting, and fun!