The eBook, Rêves Opoponax 69, represents a new wave in fiction. The work,which is composed of sixty-nine microfiction stories of sixty-nine words each working together in a modular fashion to weave a long-form short story, is the first of its kind, to the best of our knowledge. It is a paranormal fantasy, making heavy use of religious symbolism and biblical concepts. The book was written with the aid of a calculator and is so mathematically precise that even the title/rights page has a word count of sixty-nine, as does the introduction. The original title, Dreams Opoponax, contained six and nine characters, as does the working title. Look carefully and you will see the sixth character. This is meant to represent the concept of “seeing, they see not.”
The stories themselves are based on three characters from the original fantasy novel, Opoponax Dreams, who have been brought back from death and destruction to fulfill a mission that will require them to learn how to transcend time, space and the limitations of man. We experience this process of discovery with them, to a backdrop of birdsong.
Time will tell if this new type of fiction will catch on. Microfiction is an art in itself. Microfiction with mathematical precision weaved into macrofiction requires a slew of additional skills, making this work a literary feat. Experience it for yourself on Amazon, Smashwords, Lulu and other eBook stores.