THE WINDS OF CHANGE
Apocalyptic Fiction by Jason Youngman
“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals.” – Revelation 5:9
Here marks the beginning of my apocalyptic fiction, so a word to the wise before the scroll is opened. It is a great responsibility to shed light upon the ancient texts, and I for one would rather another to pick up this charge. There is a great danger in unveiling the things that are preserved for the end of times, but we must trust in divine providence now, so that we might be receptive to the winds of change. Look not upon me as a wild card, but as a cautious Francis who must divest his robes so as to fully minister to the hand of fate. Therefore I remain accountable to you my beloved & faithful, until all authority is given over to him whose name cannot be spoken here…
“If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up.” – The Gospel of Thomas
As for the general reader, the end of times doesn’t actually mean the world is going to end, but the manner in which we rule ourselves. There is to be a new heaven and earth, but not in the sense that Holly Wood makes it out to be, with all that glitters is gold, and neither will it come to pass in the way that the so called born again self-righteous spout; how their sophistry sickens me to the stomach. Before the gates open many will rush blindly into the frenzy, each one for themselves, groping around in the darkness so as to satisfy their desires & perversions. Night creatures are you not, but you fancy the term zombie, and so zombies you shall become.
Your head is humming and it won’t go
In case you don’t know
The Piper’s calling you to join him
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow?
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
– Led Zeppelin
Pan the Piper has certainly taken us on one hell of a magic carpet ride eh, but all that meandering is coming to an end old friend. Now it’s time to hear the wind blow! Before you engage my fictional enterprise, keep in mind there are three levels of interpretation. The surface layer is for the general reader, the second layer is for the wise, those who had the sense to preserve the ancient wisdom texts, and the third layer is for the elect, as in those who actually get it, or understand what the mythology is really for.
Poetry will be weaved in and out of the main storyline. This will help to augment, connect and deepen our understanding of what is to follow from scene to scene. As both the antagonist and protagonist, my third-person omniscient view will strive to intrigue and baffle, so as to stretch the boundaries of a moral dilemma to quite literally include you. My main character thinks that he is establishing God’s kingdom on earth by rebuilding the Temple of Solomon but he may in fact be playing the role of the Antichrist, who is to bring about the end of the world. He is uncertain as to whether his motive is diabolical or for the common good, but the circumstances of his life oddly push him closer & closer to the edge. Eventually he has no choice but to choose sides; however, a third alternative presents itself, as in a back door and way out of his conundrum. Meanwhile the reader is left holding the bag, compelled to choose between good & evil for themselves.—