“…the snowflakes tumbling from the skies like clumsy, half-frozen bumble bees out of a freezer up in the cloud. There was something in him still that reminded him of the kindness of people, and he let one or two of these snowflakes alight on his hand, and they melted and ceased to exist. How sad, he thought to himself, how just, and yes, how poetic. And he recalled once upon a time being a poet, and that’s when he decided to capture and keep them.”
The Snowflake Collector, alone but not lonely, lives at the end of the valley, the far end, where in the multiple dimensions of snowflakes he discovers a purpose to his life and finds a way to share this with the world through the encompassing power of love.
The Snowflake Collector first appeared here as part of EDEN by FREI and now, beautifully illustrated by Diego Cassia, becomes a hardcover print and ebook.
Available now from all major book vendors both brick and online. If you want to support your local bookstore, please order it there (ISBN 978-1-68418-180-3).
Or get it now from Amazon.
The Snowflake Collector, Sebastian Michael, Illustrated by Diego Cassia
Optimist Books by Optimist Creations 2016, ISBN 978-1-68418-180-3
Hardback, 86 pages, colour illustrations
Also as ePub, ISBN 978–1–68418–182–7 – for example on the iBook Store
(Note that the story here originally appeared interspersed with other strands of EDEN – to go from one chapter to the next, use the direct links at the bottom of each chapter, rather than the ‘Next Post’ link at the bottom of the page; or navigate via the Contents page.)