What if history contains hidden cracks where monsters reside? What if the aliens of Roswell crashed because they were driving under the influence? What if apocalypse swept the world and left love as the most painful ordeal of all?
In Specula One, author William Van Winkle presents seven stories of dark wonder. Sometimes humorous, always absorbing, these tales will ignite your imagination. Specula One contains two stories never before published, and every tale comes with an afterword detailing the story behind the story.
Pioneering scientist Albert Crenshaw spends his final days in a rest home staring at the ocean as his memories slip slowly away. His nurse has a birthday present for him, though: a device of her own invention with the ability to bring back memories in crystalline detail.
Suddenly, Crenshaw's childhood surfaces in total vividness. but his joy in rediscovery may be short-lived...