This work of Fiction is “magic realism”, “magical reality” or “magical realism.” This is a literary classification term denoting the intersection of “the visible world and reality” and elements that “do not naturally occur” in the world we live in. The “magic” aspect does not imply sleight-of-hand or what an illusionist might use.
Readers often see writings in this genre as either Science Fiction, Fantasy or even Paranormal due to Supernatural elements. This is often dependent on who is doing the classification.
Settings in this work take place, approximately, in the present time and in everyday locations and cities.
Characters, with creative license by the author, could be everyday people that we know in our circle of acquaintances, friends, family or people in the news.
However, supernatural abilities or happenings may occur in their lives. You may prefer to identify those supernatural aspects as fantastic, magical or simply “something spiritual.” Not all characters exhibit these supernatural traits within a given volume in the Series, nor are all abilities or happenings the same for each character. I don’t attempt to explain how this all happens other than “it just happens” or “there are other hidden players that somehow have something to do with it” (but I don’t explain those either).
To summarize: this Series is the natural world we live in PLUS other elements that operate in ways that we don’t expect or that we can predict from the normal laws of physics, the sciences, time or space.
A BRIEF NOTE TO GEN Z, MILLENNIAL AND OTHER READERS
Over the years, I have observed The System in diverse forms. Frankly, The System has been challenging at times. It is properly known by the acronym PITA in the context of texted or muttered discussions on The System. These observations, along with personal nonfiction writings, journaling, historical reading, and discussions with friends, became the impetus and raw material for my creative reflections surrounding this series.