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Don lives in Maine with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys writing and, especially, the most important aspect of writing, namely reading.
“On the Breakwater” might pass for a classic Twilight Zone episode, although the television series could never have staged the scenario believably.
As in many TZ episodes, the story involves a time warp: an outdated guidebook mysteriously leads a family of four out onto a breakwater towards a lighthouse. The father is attacked by a sea monster that is a giant-sized imitation of a toy his young son had been using to torment his sister.
But is the trek to the lighthouse “real” in the sense it’s a fantastical time warp or is it a hallucination, a false memory that replaces something monstrous the father has done? The sheriff doesn’t believe in time warps, and he’ll have a lot of questions to ask.
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Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Don. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!
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