WHEN I was a young boy, I’d stretch my young bones out on the roof of mother’s house staring at the vastness of space. My eyes would squint at the stars peppering the galaxy.
SPACE intrigued me, and I wondered, could the movie E.T. perhaps hold a sliver of truth? Might there really be life on other planets?
MIGHT the whispers really be true? Were flying saucers real, and more importantly, was it possible aliens were visiting our little blue planet?
It had been forty years since I was on that roof in Ossining staring at the stars… but even now, I catch myself glancing to the heavens while pondering those childish questions of life outside our universe.
IN December 2013, while my friend and I were driving through our upscale neighborhood in the Town of Belleair, I got my answer. I had the sense of being watched.
WE were outside Hulk Hogan’s palatial home when I saw it. There, hovering silently just a few thousand feet above, I took in the magnificence of a gigantic triangle UFO (not the one shown above). Grabbing my android phone, I snapped off two pictures and glanced to my buddy who was busy staring at Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea who stood in the driveway.
I, however, was more interested in the UFO. I’d seen The Hulk hundreds of times in Publix. But this thing hovering in the sky transfixed me. I’d never seen THAT before.
Then, just a quick as it arrived, it disappeared.
BATTLING pain, we went back to my house where I scribbled out the ending of my 2014 disaster/conspiracy book, Cataclysm.
THAT 400-page end of the world novel was eventually released JULY 1st, 2014. It has gotten GREAT REVIEWS and is selling on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million and most major retailers.
You can currently get the e-book for the paltry price of $4.99.
THIS morning, when I woke up, that experience of seeing the UFO was on my mind, and I decided to give you guys the inside scoop on how the storyline for Cataclysm came about. ENJOY this book… I worked REALLY hard working through a lot of pain and agony to get this novel out to you all.
https://www.rjsmith.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/cataclysm-animation-e1454889375614.gif250300RJ Smithhttps://www.rjsmith.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/rj-smith1.pngRJ Smith2014-09-01 13:35:462014-10-05 21:47:40INSPIRATION FOR WRITING CATACLYSM
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