Beyond the Firefly Field - Adolescent/Teen Fiction
Written by R.E. Munzing
By the time he was fourteen, Clayton Curtis realized his whole life would be boring. Living in a middle-of-nowhere piece of the country would have been boring enough, but it was also the land that time forgot. There was a polar anomaly in the area, a little “North Pole.” That, by its rarity could have been exciting, but all it did was put out an electromagnetic field for miles around, disrupting electronic communications. Cell phones didn’t work, satellite dishes didn’t work; the Internet didn’t work. And to make matters worse, no cable company would string wire that far through the woods to reach so few customers. Due to inherit the family home passed down through many generations, Clayton felt doomed to a life in the stone age.
Everything changed when a new subdivision was built a mile from his house. With scrap wood, he and his friends built a large tree house complex. From high in the tree, they saw a glowing faraway field one night and were determined to find out what it was. What they discovered there had been safely hidden away for over a thousand years. It was beyond epically wonderful, and the boys knew it must be kept secret. They quickly became obsessed with going to see it often, even though being there was changing them and herding them toward a decision they didn’t want to make. They would soon either have to be willing to do whatever was necessary to keep the secret or never go there again.