by Lesley Atherton
A novelette, originally conceived as a short comic novel with the working title ‘The Alpha Twin’ - but the author soon realised that her interests lay more within the perceived role of creator than in the created twin subjects.
So, ‘Divine Intervention’ was born. This novelette is a tongue-in-cheek take on the role a creator might take in the creation of a human, and why the creator might intervene and call a stop to the work already done.
Deacon and Joanne are twins who are polar opposites. One is inherently good: one inherently evil. It’s just how they were made, but does that mean they cannot take responsibility for their own actions? Or does it mean that the ultimate in omniscient narrators has to help out?
"So, what does God do when we aren't looking? Maybe more than we think. The story was a wonderful look into the mind of a deity and his/her creations. The main characters were written with such vivid characterization that its easy to love or hate them. The only issue I had with the story is that it ended. I would love to see what happens next.' - KH"REALLY well written, but I was shocked that it ended so quickly. If you write another version we need a car chase and a struggle to the death. You know what I mean. Loved it though. Dead funny. Even for an atheist' - MG"I loved the line "So that's me. God. Sexless creator of billions of beings, some sentient - and some not so much". It put me in mind of my ex-boyfriend, though I think that God might have forsaken him.I don't read too many stories about how manipulative God can be!" - IK