Hi. I’d like you to meet Ariadne. She’s the one on the lower left of the book cover. Curly red hair. Yup. And a little surprised. She’s the only character who is not a heavenly being. Or at least she’s the only non-human because the devil is not heavenly. He’s a jerk and hasn’t been in heaven in a long, long, long time. The story was that he was one of the angels but he did something so bad that he was banished from heaven. Don’t you like that word? Banished. It’s so final!
Anyway. Ariadne in the book was named after the mythological character famous for having helped Theseus escape the Minotaur by getting through the labyrinth where Theseus was being held captive. In this 21st-century story, Aridane is a website designer who helps Death with the Deathlist, and at one point actually has lunch at a very expensive restaurant with God. That was a hoot!
Ariadne has her faults. (Don’t we all?) She’s on a court order for AA, and she makes some mistakes along the way. We wonder if we should trust her. But we aren’t sure if there’s anyone we can trust. Not even God, it seems.
I’d like to tell you more, but Death has set up an interview for me. Gotta run. I’ll share some Ariadne stories after I give you the whassup with the Holy Spirit. He’s the one on the right on the cover up there. Yes, he smokes. And plays golf.
They all do. And that’s part of the problem. See ya.
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Thank you for your comment. I’m not exactly sure what you mean. But I appreciate that you took the time to write something. This work of fiction is supposed to start people thinking about whether they would like to know when they’re going to die. Ariadne in the book sets up the website (the Deathlist) so people on Earth can find out. Let us know your thoughts? Take the survey here: