Writing "Hiding Darkly" was a challenge I set for myself. I wanted to write a first person narrative. The unusual and challenging aspect is that the main character doesn't know who he is, where he is or what he is. This novella fits into the horror/sci-fi genre but doesn't quite fit into my strict definition of the synthetic reality subcategory, unless we believe the viewpoint of the narrator, if we don't, then we have discovered the second level of meaning in this book
It is the story of a lost soul obsessed with hiding from the encroaching chaos that approaches from the horizon. He is apparently suffering from some mental problem and the reader must determine what is real and what isn't based on the character's narrative. His pilgrimage begins as he wanders out of town, across a desert and into a cave that becomes his safe hiding place - only it isn't safe. This is where he confronts his demons.
If you know someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease, give this book a read. Take notice of the book's dedication page.