A Child Across the Sky by Jonathan Carroll

By Jonathan Carroll

While a film-maker commits suicide, his legacy to his outdated buddy is to unravel the riddle of his dying and to accomplish his ultimate, incorrect horror motion picture. This mystery transcends truth into the realm of fable the place the dwelling and the lifeless intermingle.

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Many of their days aren't even spent on this earth with us. They are just very good at pretending they're here. Pinsleepe said she was eight. I later assumed that meant Phil created her when he was eight and she never got older. But if that were true, how could she have written "Mr. Fiddlehead"? "I didn't write it! I only saw it was Phil's and thought it was a good trick to change it. " There was a pad of paper on the television set. I picked it up and riffled through the pages to make sure there was nothing on them.

He looked at me strangely. "I'm laughing because I had Pinsleepe," I said. "She sounds exactly like your Bimbergooner, only Pinsleepe was definitely a girl. Know why? Because my dream friend would have no hesitation about pulling her pants down and showing 'it' to me whenever I wanted. Naturally I was dying to know what 'it' looked like, but my sister would never show me. " _Victor snorted. "Shit. I wish I'd thought of that! e. _ _I'd make a film about Pinsleepe! _ _What would we do if that happened?

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