Pasayten Pete by Graybyrd

Author's Description:
Pasayten Pete is an obscure north Cascades legend. As a boy growing up in the Methow Valley, Graydon Williams heard tell that Pasayten Pete was a hermit, a lost prospector, or even a creature not-human and not-animal. No one claimed to have seen him or knew anyone who had seen him, but everyone seemed to believe there was something to the legend. Graydon lived the real story.
Size: 372 KB ( ~ 70,542 words)
Genre: Drama
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Paranormal

Review by Teloz   [other reviews by Teloz]

Reviewed: 2014-01-11

As a great man once wrote; "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy!" and that is the basis of the plot of Pasayten Pete.

Graybyrd has a slightly pedantic style, but in this case it seems to fit the story. He also has a knack for description that many a 'professional' author would envy, and he uses it to take the reader to the beautiful Cascade mountains, and the Methow River Valley. Within this beautiful landscape he pursues a epistemological debate about the metaphysical differences between a worldwide church, and the shamanistic beliefs of the Pagan minority.

I have to confess, I share Graybyrd's views on religion, Anglican or Catholic makes little difference, and most people will be able to take his views on board with little effort. However, if you, dear reader, are a hard line Catholic, you may want to give this story a miss! Though I believe Pagans will love it!

Technically, the story isn't too bad, there are a few typos, and the odd error, (like changing tea to coffee, see if you can spot it!) but on the whole excellent. Add in the fact that the tale is a homonym free zone, and it adds up to a great read.

I have no hesitation in recommending this story to you.

Read, and enjoy!

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10