Novels take ages to write. I am slowly, slowly posting chapters of my third novel. These are rough cuts of the first two chapters, and feedback is welcome, appreciated, and taken seriously. In time, the novel will be filled with dark humor, lefty radicals, cult figures, and rock 'n' roll. The early chapters stand on their own, and after Chapter 3, the various characters and plot elements mix together. Chapter 1 starts with a prophecy of the return of Atlantis in 1968, then takes on a completely different direction. Chapter 2 is a love story between members of the Manson Family and Up With People. Edgar Cayce and Charles Manson have off-stage cameos, as do Sea Monkeys. Next chapter appears in December.