jacob – a novel by ka schultz


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…& soon at Amazon!

Have you ever wondered: What about poor, old Jacob Marley?

Then, this story is for you….

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act by Kimann Schultz, was first written in 2014, based on a poem of the same name, also written in 2014. The first draft of Jacob was initially shared at Huffington Post in December 2017, in four consecutive posts, beginning on St Nicholas Day and finalizing on Christmas Eve, with an alternate ending offered on New Year’s Eve.

Jacob travels over time & space, backwards & into the future, to sew up loose ends & answer questions about Jacob Marley, Ebenezer’s erstwhile partner & ghostly visitor. Jacob serves as both homage & denouement to Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, A Christmas Story.

Be sure to visit http://www.JacobMarleyStory.com

Inquiries may be sent to jacobmarleystory@gmail.com

Huffington Post locations for the 2017 edition are:

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act Stave I

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act Stave II

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act Stave Final

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act,  Stave Final, Alternate Ending

December 2017 entry, updated February, 2019 and April 2019

On this New Year’s eve, allow me to share an alternate endingto Jacob – A Denouement in One Act. Stave 1 can be read hereStave 2 can be read here. The original Stave Final can be read here.

While this story remains for anyone who may ever have wondered, “What about poor, old Jacob Marley?”, this “other” ending is for anyone who, like me, recognizes the parallels between Dickens’ masterpiece and Sci-Fi classics, where time travel and alternate universes are tapped and outcomes are explored, who cannot help but to illuminate possible, additional aspects to even such as the rest of this story; for, thanks to the infinite realms that are our universe and the creativity we posses, everything remains possible

A Christmas Carol is a ghost story and a Christmas story, but it could also be considered Science Fiction’s best-loved ancestor.

As free speech advocate and champion of freedom of creative expression, which is in singular danger these days dueto broad spectrum prohibitionistic, censorial agendas, I choose to exercise my right to let Art, in this case a deeply personal literary project of mine, to speak for my beliefs and hopes as creative contributor.

I like to say: The Arts are a Bridge between Man and Mankind.