Brownsville, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
On his journey through life, Doug Hodges has been guided by various animal spirits. “Alliances” (published by AuthorHouse) is his collection of short stories that have been recorded for the purpose of passing them on to others as he continues on his life journey.
“Alliances” follows coyote, raven, rabbit, elk, coon and various other animal spirits on varied tales and adventures. Coyote and raven go to the Northwest to battle a returning villain, raven gives an account of the great flood, coyote messes with religion, and more.
“The most any author can hope for, is imparting part of themselves with their words,” says author D. Everett Newell. “The most any of us, the readers, hope for, is an escape from the moment ... When this happens, true magic is made. Doug Hodges ... remains in contact with his spiritual guides ... and ... together they take us away.”
An excerpt from “Alliances”:
“‘Easy Lonesome.’ replied Coyote, leading the dog to a large flat rock. ‘Sit down; relax, get your breath. You’re here, now; so am I. A minute longer of suspense won’t hurt anything.’
‘No, Coyote,’ replied the big dog, ‘that’s just it. There’s no time.’ The dog grabbed Coyote and looked him in the eye, ‘The Rat’s returned!’”
Hodges hopes his stories will cause readers to consider and reconsider their spirituality, individuality, place and purpose, as they have for him.
About the Author
Doug Hodges was approached by the animal spirit raven in 1998. Raven suggested that Hodges quit his job, sell what he owned, leave Colorado and go on the road. Hodges allowed raven to guide him. The adventures that ensued, along with stories, images, words and songs given to him by the spirits as he roamed across the land have been recounted in his previous short story collections, “The Voice of Coyote,” “The Way It Was,” “Realms,” “New Vistas” and “Passages.”
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