We Are the Illusion

Custom Book Cover Val 2 Official Ebook    The trick is successful when the perceiver perceives the illusion   as an illusion and never comes to realize that it’s not.







Five strangers’ lives are turned upside down when an angel delivers the news that they’ve been chosen as God’s future saviors.
Buried within the mountains of Saudi Arabia are five sacred scrolls, each bearing the name of God’s future saviors. But when a conniving archeologist discovers the holy texts, he ignores their warnings in an attempt to make millions off them. Unfortunately, scamming money from three dangerous investors and then telling them the scrolls were destroyed in a fire, doesn’t sit well with them, and now the head of the dig fears for his life.
Meanwhile, the future saviors must have their scrolls for their anointing to take place. Only they’ve been hidden by the archeologist and now must be found.
The world as we know it is about to change. By the eve of the next full moon, a plan will be revealed—a plan that makes the Book of Revelations seem like a child’s tale.
What was perceived as the grandest truth in human history turns out to be the biggest scam ever created.


He climbed the steps as if they weren’t there
Racing to get to the top
His heart was pounding
his rage blood red

He was just tipped-
A phone call
A strange voice telling him that he was a fool 
Images of her with him
Naked in bed,
Sneaking interludes
How many have there been

He knew something was wrong
She was always leaving
It didn’t feel right
It was slight

It smelled of betrayal
 He was almost at the top step of his apartment door
What would he say
Who would he blame
Insanity rushed

But did it really matter ?

His hand quaked as he reached inside his coat
Someone had to pay for the game they played
Because he’d been played by the players
slayed by the gamers

 He listened by the door and quietly sneaked in
All was dark, except for a sliver of light
Being careful not to make a sound,
Sweat beading up on his brow
mouth dry
can’t listen to another lie
There’s nothing left to deny

When you’re cold busted

The moaning grew loud as he approached the bedroom door
Rage seething
Pain from every pore
Hands shaking
no control
Sanity lost long ago
A climax of truth

now time for the unveiling
 He pushed the partially opened door and poked his head through
Too involved in the heat
They didn’t notice a thing
He stepped all the way in and cleared his throat
Her sudden astonishment was almost a joke
Then more lies
as the water began flowing
  He put his hands over his ears
didn’t want to hear her beg
Gun near his head
Muffled pleas
Her tears made no difference

He looked to the left

his robe lay on the floor

He had worn it
Adorned it
Treasure taken
Like he owned it


They’re dead

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