Author Reading: A Moment of Pure Truth

I took inspiration for A Moment of Pure Truth from a story in Smithsonian about an albino redwood found deep in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in California. It seemed like a gift from God; an expression of nature pure and good.

I spent a week in the redwoods around Crescent City, Calif. as a teen. I never saw an albino redwood, yet it never mattered because the tall trees filled me with awe and inspiration. I suppose if I came upon an albino tree I never would have left the forest.

I tried to capture that feeling in my story about a settlement conference referee who finds his job a bit underwhelming. He seeks reverence and meaning. I tried to capture his joy at seeing the albino redwood.

Here is my author reading of my short story A Moment of Pure Truth.

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Michael S. Sommermeyer

Michael Shawn Sommermeyer writes fast fiction, observations, poetry, mysteries, fantasies, and science fiction. He focuses on oddities, unbelievable facts, strange phenomenon, discoveries, and the people who wander uneven worlds. He ponders the dreams of mythmakers and explores what the every person dreams about. He writes fiction for and has written scientific and technical writing for a number of magazines.

One Response to “Author Reading: A Moment of Pure Truth”

  1. <path_to_url> Tom Darby

    Love it. I grew up in Klamath, jus’ south of CC. The forest was my play ground.


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