A Most Dangerous Author ~ Chéri Vausé is the author of the Shadow Series: The Night Shadow and The Touch of a Shadow. Also, the Romantic Thriller, The Truth and Nothing but Lies. Short Stories: "Black Monday" in the anthology, DAY OF THE DARK: Stories of Eclipse.
Writing Is an Act of Rebellion
It begins with one dangerous word...
I often think in terms of boxing when it comes to writing. Sometimes riding a motorcycle. Both sports have a sort of rebellious tinge to them. I prefer the boxing analogy, primarily because I grew up loving the sport.
Writing is a boxing match against complacency, against the lies of our society, or the ones we tell ourselves. Sometimes it takes the gloves off for a painful bare-knuckle fight, breaking the small bones in our hands as we punch out the words. Telling The Truth can be painful for us, and others, but if we're to write something lasting, then we must take that chance, to be bold, and rebel against our fears.
When I say, The Truth, I mean the truth that is absolute, that is indelibly marked on our conscience. Truth is not subjective. We don't hold personal truths that we make up as we go along our way, or from our personal experiences. Truth is not experiential. We can all know the same thing. Instinctively, we know what is right and what is wrong. Sometimes, we have to rebel against ourselves. We can be our worst enemy, and sabotage ourselves.
Yes, writing is an act of rebellion. All it takes is that first dangerous word, and the rest will follow...
The Saurian Tail: Does Darkness Lead Us to the
Light? [Originally posted on Niume 30 January 2016: The Saurian Tail
The search for meaning, or enlightenment, may lead us down many
paths, toward foggy shores, a desert, or to a mountaintop. It's a
pursuit fraught with questions, and sometimes no forthcoming answers,
but we always begin in the dark, searching for the light to shine on
our path through life.
Someone once asked
me, "Why do you write such dark stories?" in reference to
thrillers, particularly my Shadow series which can have some
evil incidents in the plots. The answer may be simple, but it still
is very complex. It has to do with man's psyche, his attraction to
the mystical, the metaphysical, and to religion. Being a Catholic
theologian, a former teacher of the God's mysteries, I write for the
searcher, the one who wants their stories to carry them into a place
where they might learn something about themselves and the world.
From the momen…
In Part IV, the numerical value of the letters from Alef to Yod
equaled the numbers One through Ten. All proceeding letters are
multiples of ten, and one hundred. This only means that the
individual letters are equal to that specific amount and does not
mean that the other numbers do not exist.
Gematria (numerology) applies numbers of the letters thusly: The word
Truth--emet or emes in Hebrew--is spelled alef, mem, tav.
Emet is considered God's seal, or the seal of the Holy One. Is
it no wonder that when Jesus proclaimed, " I am the Truth..."
He was declaring that anyone who was sealed or marked by Him belonged
to Him under that seal. This is a seal that cannot be removed because
it is a seal of permanency. Truth never ceases to exist. It cannot be
wiped out because it is connected to God, it is God. Kind David
declared: "...the very beginning of Your word (the Torah) is
truth." Psalms 119:160. This refers to the story of Creation,
"In the b…