Category Archives: Fiction

Summary and Something Learned from my Fiction Series, “An Important Lesson”

Before reading any further, please read the earlier versions of the story, An Important Lesson

Love is a world of wisdom. Love creeps on us. Love invents us. Love emotionally dictates us to feel something for others. Miranda knows the feelings about diversity. She knows why diversity matters, but she knows why so many others want people to be the same. However that is not what being Human really means. Being Human means showing all of our differences in the world and what differences we can do to fulfill our goal of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Diversity matters and any one should have the right to be who they are so that a single person can positively influence the world. Isn’t that what the world is about anyway? In the story, Jake wanted to do so much to positively influence the world and his vision was slammed shut when he was killed. Jake was Autistic, but he had a vision. Jake felt for his peers, he had the strength to do more, he had the urge to change the world. However, there are so many people in the world that have this stubborn thinking of what is perceived to be Human.

We have differences like being Autistic, being Homosexual, being Heterosexual, being Asexual, being transgender, being different races, or having another disability because we live in a genuine world with an ultimate goal we should all believe in, to embrace Human diversity for whatever it’s worth. Religion is not included in this because people need to realize that ultimately, spirituality is a sign for all religions are based upon. You have a choice between choosing the religion that best fits your needs and don’t let any one tell you otherwise. Whether you are Jewish, Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Atheism, or any other religion that is practiced in this world, you have every right to believe in that. However, you do have to realize to that spirituality is what’s in the universe and the universe gives us the reasons to believe in our life to, altogether, come together as one, when we venture after we move on.

The universe is challenged to explore what we want and what we need to survive. The challenges we face in society are explored by the many fractions of our existence as a people. Destiny, Fate, and reasons for things to happen are just what most of us choose to believe in. Positive energy is an important part of life, but so is negative energy. When Positives and negatives collide, you get something more genuine, something more extraordinary, something to remember when positive energy ultimately wins. Many people are angry that there is diversity, but we need to accept diversity for all that it is, no matter what! There are many people in the world that want assimilation and is fighting diversity. This is wrong, this is unfair, since we need to accept human existence as a diverse experience.

It is why in the story, “An Important Lesson”, Jake lost his life. However, many people in real life have lost their lives because diversity was rejected by others in society. It is also why many people become very lonely and unaccepted, breaking down to negative feelings and emotions like anger.

How can any one help the community more by accepting diversity? They can promote, coordinate, and talk to people who are different like with Autistic adults, teens, and children learning from us from what we want, to live our life. As for my Autistic peers and I, we want to help our Autistic peers who are struggling. We finally want to feel accepted. We want to feel like we don’t have to belong to Neurotypical society as well as we ultimately want to be a community of love, respect, and direct our goals toward our own successes in life. We want to be included when we want to be, but have our own space to do what we know we want that builds up positive feelings in the world.

Society is directed at ourselves. We make up society. The laws are created to help us live our life better. People disagree on laws because they don’t feel it speaks for them, but it really is there to protect us. Every one should get involved in making sure the human experience exists with the protection from laws in society that help us live our life each day without corruption. A lot of people in Neurotypical society don’t understand the Disabled and Autistic communities as much as they need to. We have every right to live however we want to, to live a positive life. It’s a fight that Civil Rights leaders fought in history for years before like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. People can only change their thinking when society as a whole realizes why accepting diversity matters and realize the need to construct positive goal oriented people who are able to succeed in their life. By succeeding in life, we need everyone to learn sooner rather than later. Teach people the right things early, and they won’t falter or feel like failures. Instead they will learn and everyone won’t feel stuck.

The time is overdue, and now it’s time for rest of society to listen to what everyone says, not just a select few.

OUT, J

Another Chapter of the latest Fiction Series: An Important Lesson

Please read the beginnings of the story first before continuing to read this at: An Important Lesson

Also, Please Do NOT FORGET about This year’s Autistic Artistic Carnival!!! It’s time for all those on the Autistic spectrum who want to submit their works to me to be seen on Drive Mom Crazy on June 18, Autistic Pride Day!!!

Now drumroll please, as you have already read the above link for the beginnings of the story, here is the continuation of the story I am writing…

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

As Jake’s mother opens the door of the house leading to her final destination, she seemed very refreshed from the nap she had taken besides the tree. She starts walking in to the house with the sun beaming on the wood planks in the hallways as the wood creaks. She reaches the kitchen area where there sits a woman eating her lunch looking as though she was waiting for Jake’s mother to arrive.
Jake’s mother walks up to the woman, sits down at the nearest chair, places papers on the table, and starts crying as her head falls to the table. The other woman looks up from her food with immediate concern, and holds Jake’s mother in her arms.

Jake’s mother begins lifting her head staring at the woman beside her as she begins to kiss the other woman. Jake’s mother embraced this woman because Jake’s mother always felt this woman was her spirit when she felt she didn’t have any. The woman brought back Jake’s mother’s spirit every time they met. The two of them walked outside together when Jake’s mother showed her Jake’s message. The woman started to cry repeating “Help us, Miranda, Help Us!”

Miranda who is Jake’s mother says “If only I can spread this message widely and pay it forward. Then, may be people would listen.”

Jake was bullied all his life and the bully wound up getting the best of him after his car was exploded as he started the car. The bully started with Jake when they were young children and ended tragically as adults. Jake was an Autistic person who discovered that life isn’t easy. His legacy is producing another stream of ending abuse and ableism toward any one who is different. His mother Miranda, feels overwhelmed and tired by what to do with her son’s message.

She embraces this woman now to help her find her glory in doing so. Miranda does this a lot because she leads a double life. Miranda only wants to send a message of diversity to the world so that no body is excluded, segregated, integrated, and bullied!! She fully supports inclusion.

In the next part of the story, let’s travel through Miranda’s adventure more to fulfill her son, Jake’s message!

To be continued…

OUT, J

Fiction Series: An Important Lesson: Part 3

(First, I know I have not be posting as much as I should. Second, I’d like everyone to be aware of the ways in which we need to fight Ableism! So, in a nutshell, Here is the continuing of the next fiction series!)

The voices of Autistic people should be heard and listened to because Autistic people are human beings too with amazing voices like any one else in society. Jake was 1 Autistic person with incredible vision for Autistic culture. He created messages everywhere. He even wanted so much for other Autistics to be able to live their life without ableism getting in the way. He wanted to make sure no matter what Autistics everywhere were given a chance to contribute with their talents in a positive productive way. How could society think any less of Autistics?

Society is generally very abusive toward not only Autistics, but to any one with disabilities. They generally think Disabled people are not able to be productive. Jake knew something about life that most people knew nothing about especially his Neurotypical counterparts. However his Autistic peers knew everything about it.

As his mother is walking through the woods to deliver her son’s message, she comes across another message from Jake. There is a full arrow engraved in stone pointing her in the direction of a home to the left of where she is standing. The home looked pretty deserted. It was a big home with white pillars and huge landscape.

Jake’s mother walks up to the home when suddenly the door creaks open very slowly. She peaks her head inside the home first cautiously waiting to walk inside the home. It seemed so old that people haven’t lived there for nearly 200 years. It was dark inside with no lighting except for candles. The mother walks up to a portrait of a painting with writing written underneath it which read:

It’s time to really listen about Human culture

Suddenly the painting opens like a door and the mother sees a staircase going down. The candles also suddenly burst into flames on their mantels going down the stairs. The mother begins walking down the stairs holding Jake’s message.

As she approaches the end of the staircase, there are many people standing or sitting around the huge corridor of a beautiful space. Many people were flapping the hands, rocking, bouncing, or doing other things in such a way that the mother knew who these people are. Just as the mother stepped foot into the corridor, the ceiling began moving away from each other and the people inside began getting louder with their voices being raised yelling ‘It’s time to really listen about Human culture, we are diverse, we are unique, we are productive contributing members of society’.

The mother was in awe just listening when suddenly she realized she was in a open space and no longer enclosed in a huge corridor. People were just moving around walking from place to place without any difference that it was enclosed. The mother began getting confused since she thought she was in the deserted woods.

People were everywhere moving around and people are accepted for who they are. You could not tell walking down any street that it was the same world she always knew. Every one is just going about there business whether Autistic or not, just getting done what needs to be done during a day. The mother who thinks she may be dreaming, pinches herself, but realizes she may be dreaming when suddenly her son, Jake approaches her…

Jake said only a few words, “This is life!” The mother began crying knowing he was right.

Suddenly, the mother wakes up from her dream after falling asleep under a rock. She continues her journey when she reaches a house which is her final destination. She knocks on the door. When the door opens…

(To be continued…)

OUT, J

New Fiction Series: An Important Lesson: Part 2

Jake’s mother is sitting in the living room of the house when she is trying to realize what had happened to her son that day. Why the car exploded? Why Jake died?

Jake walked up to the car. He felt his heart pounding. He walked inside his car. Oh my god…

It’s almost as if Jake knew something was going to happen, but he could not put his finger on it. Jake trusted people too much. He didn’t think that there were people who could hate. Jake loved working to help people. He loved it dearly and continued to do whatever he could to be the best he could be. He was simply the best.

One night a few weeks ago, Jake fell silent at moment of emotional distress. He was working on a painting and suddenly stopped working. He fell silent. The moment he fell silent, he leapt up from his stool, waving his hands in the air and immediately walked over to the window staring at the rainy night.

Jake could not talk so he decided to write down his feelings.

That’s when his mother finds what he had written down as she walked in to his room and opened up his desk drawer.

She reads the note as it reads:

Falling out of time
I tweet down the line
I rise above
I observe the world
I continue my journey
toward acceptance
toward love
toward finding my voice
and continuing the journey.
I rise, I fall, I invent,
I create, I write, I draw,
I picture a world so
very different than
what I see now.
So much hate,
so much destruction,
so much evil,
but the evil I see
will someday fall.
Where there is darkness,
there is light. Where there
is light, there is Angels,
there is me, walking,
smelling the flowers,
and inventing a smile.
A smile filled with connection,
filled with joy,
filled with disconnect when
I see anger and pain.
My hope is 1 day
and 1 day only,
I see a smile on
every day faces walking by,
by every day people
just like you and I.
To sense a purely golden
vision of a new dream,
a new life,
and a new world filled
with Acceptance of self…

Jake’s mother read this note and started weeping with her eyes filled with so many tears. His mom could not stop crying until she sees a rainbow bright light floating around the room once again as Jake leaves another message. This time Jake points him mom in the direction out of the window to stare at a tree. The tree was pointing toward a path in the woods. The mother begins to walk outside down the path in the woods. The path is very wooden and very beautiful filled with snow everywhere. She eventually reaches the tree that gives her another a sign which sees as a figure in the distance. As she gets closer to the figure, she realizes it is a man who is starting a fire in the woods… She approaches the man to talk to him when she notices he has Jake’s favorite hat in his hands. The hat which Jake wore every day and loved so dearly because it reminded him of everything he wanted to do to help. It was very colorful with words written on the hat which read ‘We are loving creatures, so why not love’…

Jake’s mother walks up to the man who made a campfire in the woods to talk to him. As she gets closer and closer she realizes the man was homeless. He had a long beard with white hair. The man looked like he had nowhere to go, but to be with nature. He put on Jake’s hat as the mother approached his territory. Suddenly they begin talking.

Jake’s mom says to the man “Good morning, aren’t you cold?”
The man turns around responding to her “Yes, yes I am, but I found this hat which keeps me warm.”
The mother smiled.
The man smiles back as his mother walks away crying.

The man continues cooking his food he found while the mother walks back toward her home thinking about delivering Jake’s message…

(Part 2 ends as you await Part 3)

OUT, J

A New Fiction Series: An Important Lesson: Part 1

There once lived a man in a small town. He lived there his whole life. Some day he were to become an Angel when he died, but needed to make his mark while alive learning important lessons. He lived with his parents in a home where everything was staged right to learn his lessons. He hurt, he enjoyed, he felt sorry for things he did, he loved, he cried, he was very smart. He had 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Some people may fault him. Some people may criticize him. Some people may just sense the wonderful beautiful loving kind angel he was. One day he felt the need to save someone against all odds. He sensed the world more than any other and some may have thought he felt for people more than he felt himself. He was regarded as an Angel to many, but there were people who were jealous of him. There was a time he began walking down the block when he went to get in to his car. He turned on the car. The car was stalling. The key was in the ignition when a spark from the car ignited a big flame with lot’s of smoke, and the car exploded. And he died.

The people were crying. The police came. He was dead. It was very sad. So many people enjoyed his presence. However, he was dead and hopefully made his angel’s wings once he reached the heaven’s sky. No one knew, but they hoped. But, one. The one who blew up his car to end the jealousy this other man had. The jealousy seeped within this man and he let it take control. The antagonizer was out of control. Since then this other man who no one knows blew up Jake’s car thought that he was Jake’s friend. Every one wept including this man. Someone even went up to Ferdinand who reacted so conscionable even though he was nothing more than a sociopath. Ferdinand thought he had it made that he would be the angel now when in doubt he is just the coward.

Jake fell. Jake was buried in the ground. His tombstone read:

A glorious friend, advocate, gracious human being with all his intentions of helping another. May he rest in peace from now and forever flying his wings all over us…

He never had the ability to reach his finish his final mission while alive. The final target was to help his antagonizer who hated him. He died not being able to say words to Ferdinand that could help, save, and make peace with someone who hates the world.

Jake’s family was weeping for days upon days that lasted months. His friends created vigils every day to every week to every month since then by the parking spot where he had died with the car he was about to drive.

Jake loved his people. He loved himself. He loved life. He felt so happy to be the best he can be. Jake knew that he was the best. He felt it inside. He loved the very need to be himself. Jake is now the angel flying around the skies watching over his family and friends.

One night on a dark snowy evening, Jake came to the foot of the window to where his bed laid in the room he used to sleep in. His mother was sitting on the bed, crying as she looked at his picture. Suddenly, she felt a presence of white light enter the room. It was very colorful almost filled like a rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet surrounding the room so bright and shining.

The mother faints on the bed with the picture falling to the carpet. Jake intervenes with the lifting of light over his mother. Suddenly the mother rises forward, lifts her face, only to see the figure of her son before her…

As the light passes through, Jake spins away in to the distance up, up, and away. Jake disappeared again and the mother started weeping harder.

The next day in the middle of the morning when his mother is walking in the backyard, she sees a sign from her son, Jake. Fortunately , Jake had left something last night for the mother to find in the yard. The sign is merely a stag prancing around the yard which was one of Jake’s favorite animals being a huge animal lover. Jake was not only an Activist for human rights, he fought hard for the rights of animals too.

The stag was suddenly walking toward the mother when she licks her hand and walks away. The saliva from the Stag reminded her of the difficult person Jake always had dealt with in society. Jake was an Artist, Teacher, Mentor with his kind healing powers to help other living beings. He meditated often to cleanse himself from the influences from society and the people he came in contact with. Jake was always doing the right things and always giving what he felt needed to be given. People offered to give back feelings he had given, but with his humble ways, Jake always replied, ‘No’. Although Jake was also Autistic, he knew he was given a gift like any one else has been given a gift to use and give.

The stag represented Jake for now in order to report to his mother that he is to come back soon to finish his business. It may take time. It may freak people out to know why. In the end, he is going to finish the last part of his business to help one last person he never got to help.

He may have died young. He may have died honorably, but he didn’t die, living fully. So, he is using his own mother now to help him with this 1 last mission…

(The story continues in part 2…)

OUT, J