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Edited Edition
by solospaceman

Publisher: Westwood Books Publishing LLC

Publication Date: August 17, 2018

ISBN: 9781643611068

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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I am the author of a collections of short stories called solospaceman. I wrote them in a format that I named the Alpha and Omega. It allows the title to be the first element in the story as well as its last element. Why? There are a multitude of reasons, which help to explain “why” that phenomena happens. Consider, for example, in my opinion, writing in a first and last format is *Mnemonic *or a device which assists the reader in remembering what he has read. Whereas most of the time a *Mnemonic *is a word, repetition of a word, or a list of words, which help us to remember things such as plans, important information, or specific events, in *solospaceman *stories *Mnemonic *endings bring us back to the very beginning of a story so that we can self-reflect on it as well as remember it. 

     In fact, when the reader consciously relies on his own individual mental reasoning to interpret a story that I have written (self-reflects), it allows him to examine what he finds relevant in the story. Thus, he makes connections to the story that are based on his real life experiences with what I have written. That in turn generates proficient readers who are capable of re-organizing my stories into meaningful reading experiences. 

     Similarly,  the Alpha and Omega learning style allows my reader to self-reflect on the *solospaceman *story that she read by asking her to interpret it in her own way. That is, immediately after the majority of my stories, readers are asked to... *Please place your drawing and/or your interpretation of this story here! *The key word in that polite request is interpretation. It means to clarify, explain, or translate something ambiguous... in terms of its dictionary definition. 

     However, in *solospaceman *stories, when the reader is asked to interpret a *solospaceman *story by following my instructions to... *Please place your drawing and/or your interpretation of this story here!…  *her interpretation ...