It is incumbent of the fiction writer to, as best as possible, blur the separation, the division, and the edges of the truth with the story. The reader has to feel the threat to perceive the intent of the story. At every turn, the writer is required to blur, to confuse, and twist the truth with a mix of falsehoods. The best fiction leaves the reader asking, “What is the truth?”
Exceptional fiction has the reader pondering the question for weeks, months, and even years later, and is reinforced with the thought that everything, toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, laundry soap, jewelry, clothes, and every and anything that touches the body is part of the conspiracy. A conspiracy that leaves the reader wondering if they are the next victim! Or if their children or neighbors already might be.
Neah Bey, the main character in de-pop is a flawed human, torn between right and wrong in working for the under-government of the United States. Join him on his adventures. Neah is married, childless and loyal to the United States. He draws no distinctions between right and wrong, for the moment it is the job, the task at hand. Remorse and tears can follow later.
Russ Ford captivates his readers by revealing possibilities they may have not before considered. With a wide range of characters and varying perspectives, he pushes you to question. He fuels your curiosity and encourages you to look at the world in a new light. Or perhaps a light that was before set too dim. Allow yourself to turn on a brighter light and truly see what has always been right in front of you.