Because no spirtitual path is sanitary………


Ellington Swiss


 My name is Steve Ellington and I am a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. In 1995 while working for the Betty Ford Center I travelled to Las Vegas to attend the National Dual Disorder Conference.  Along the way I began to experience an odd series of events. Although in strange surroundings everything began to seem very familiar. Much more than a common Deja Vu experience, I actually recognized everyone I saw. I began to entertain ideas as to the cause of this strange condition. These reasons, ranging from the logical to the bizarre are documented in  my short first novella Condition One. It was not until I returned home and disclosed the episode to my friend and fellow counselor that I was confronted with the most shocking and unlikely theory of them all……

     CONDITION ONE is based on a true story.  In fact, it contains many true stories. It also contains some people, places, situations and institutions which are composites and others which are complete fabrications.  As artist, I have taken a great deal of creative license.  As a Texan, I tend to exaggerate.  In parts of this story I have stretched the truth in order to make a point.  In other portions, I have lied for no reason whatsoever, except perhaps to see if I could get away with it.

     CONDITION ONE does not purport to be profound.  It is both the cause and the result of an admittedly warped mind, is given from the heart and loosed on you, the unsuspecting reader, like so much flatulence.  It is little more than a literary fart: long enough to be noticeable, loud enough to be laughable, volatile enough to be embarrassing, but in the grand scheme of things, quite insignificant.

     So lighten up. Grab a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy!  You might as well, because whether you like it or not, you have just become a part of CONDITION ONE.

C1: The Eye’s Mind is the sequel to Condition One and written in prophetic present tense. C1: The Eyes Mind is a stream of consciousness saga chronicling actual events including “the rapture.” It is lifted in large portions straight from the Bible. It is a true story with one major difference which sets it apart from other works of non-fiction: It hasn’t happened yet………….

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