A Journey To Truth
Doomed Cleric/ A fade to black: A tale of dark mystery, passion, and power.
My name is Kumar Mandala. I am a successful and enterprising evangelist; who has, unknown to everyone, lost his faith in God. Raised by Christian missionaries; I lived my entire life, in and around the church.
My father and mother said that they fell in love with me; and adopted me, as a young boy. This after discovering me, in a Vietnamese orphanage; for Amerasian youth. My true father was an American G.I. , from the
It is said, that my mother was unable to leave the country, when my father was transferred to
Though, I have traveled the world, bringing many to a tradition which I adore; I could no longer live a lie. So, I resigned my post; and shut down my ministry. My wife, puzzled and devastated, asked for a separation. I lovingly, honored her request.
I then, became troubled by the fact, that I was still under contract to my publisher. They asked me to write a follow-up book; to my New York Times, Best Seller: The Ultimate Universal Rain. My friend, who also was my literary agent, advised me to go on a sabbatical; to work things out. He hoped that the change in my routine, would unlock, not just my second book; but, also the spirit within me.
Now, the town has been reborn; into a touristy, bed and breakfast/ antiques and crafts community. Yet, this is not it’s only claim to fame. It is a region filled with many tall tales, and dark secrets: secrets that consumed what was left of my soul. But, we will discuss this later.
I was oblivious to this fact. For, I was on vacation: enjoying the sights; the sounds; and the trees that eclipsed the sky. I was just driving the roads, to Moonhaven. Driving toward my eventual ......doom.
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