Can serious-minded fiction play a role in creating a better understanding of critical contemporary social/political issues like 9/11? Is there a body of 9/11-related fiction? This seems to me a subject worthy of editorial inquiry.
Thanks to the Internet and an increasing number of enterprising and courageous individuals, the information now available on a 9/11 cover-up is voluminous and convincing. But my perception is that Americans’ understanding of this wealth of evidence, or willingness even to consider it, is a small fraction of what it could and needs to be in a nation requiring “eternal vigilance” by a responsible citizenry to remain free. The choir is being preached to with brilliance and passion, but it’s time to enlarge the congregation. Exponentially.
All this evidential intelligence needs to be presented in such a way that it permeates the cultural equivalent of the blood-brain barrier. How can we bypass that impregnable human defense system known as denial? Story-telling, fiction, is certainly one way. As I state at the end of my novella False Flag, “Although its central characters are fictional, the story you have just read is based on the tragedy we all know so well – or, more correctly for many of us, not so well.”
Following is a link to my investigative narrative w/fictional characters which draws heavily on two primary sources to tell the story of a 9/11 cover-up. One is the brilliant “Miracles” essay by David Ray Griffin, who read my screenplay, from which this version of the story is adapted, and provided additional invaluable feedback. The other is the heavily researched and footnoted 2-part essay by E.P. Heidner which “ties together many previously unexplained threads in the 9/11 mystery that are most compelling,” in the words of Fred Burks, on whose website wanttoknow.info the essay appeared. Having received much positive feedback as well as suggestions for further research, I’ve also recently added fact-based scenes exploring the possibility that 9/11 was a nuclear attack.
Synopsis: FRANK lost his 26-year-old daughter LISA. ANNA lost her husband ARTURO, a cook anticipating promotion to sous-chef at Windows on the World. ANITA’s husband ALEX was one of 658 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald who lost their lives in the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers. Through the eyes and the stories of these and other fictional characters, we gain new compassion for the victims, and new perspective on the events, of 9/11.
I hope that you’ll take a moment to glance at this. If it has the narrative drive intended – and previous readers assure me that it does – that glance could well become a read which, with your favorable mention, could help bring additional clarity and comprehension to a global crisis.
(Note that the ms. has a Creative Commons license giving anyone the right to download and share it with others for free.)
Sent to us by the author.