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Canary In A Coal Mine: The Sovereign Era, #4

Canary In A Coal Mine: The Sovereign Era, #4

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Canary In A Coal Mine: The Sovereign Era, #4

72 pages
50 minutes
Nov 11, 2017


In this novelette set in Matthew Wayne Selznick's storyworld The Sovereign Era, where the appearance of individuals with remarkable abilities changes the course of human destiny, author P. G. Holyfield presents a sequel to his own "Every Breath You Take" (featured in The Sovereign Era: Year One).


Young telekinetic Stacey Miller disappeared under mysterious circumstances shortly after the violent events depicted in "Every Breath You Take." Days later, Sovereign Conduct Enforcement Teams (SCET) investigators Adoette Smith and Joshua Wolff team with a local police officer to track down the teen Sovereign before unknown antagonists decide her time has run out.


When circumstances bring Adoette's violent, troubled past to the surface, will she be able to utilize her own Sovereign abilities in time to find Stacey Miller alive?



0) Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: How It All Got Started (free online serial)

1) Brave Men Run

2) The World Revolves Around You

3) The Sovereign Era: Year One

4) Canary In A Coal Mine

5) Pilgrimage

6) The News From Bewilder Pond

Nov 11, 2017

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Canary In A Coal Mine - PG Holyfield

Matthew Wayne Selznick Presents

Canary In A Coal Mine

A Tale of the Sovereign Era


P. G. Holyfield

Published by

MWS Media

Long Beach, California, USA

Matthew Wayne Selznick Presents Canary In A Coal Mine

A Tale of the Sovereign Era

Published by MWS Media


First publication: September, 2013

This book is a work of fiction. People, places, events, and situations are the product of the author's imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or historical events, is purely coincidental.

Canary In A Coal Mine Copyright © 2013 P. G. Holyfield

Used by permission

This ebook edition is Copyright © 2013 Matthew Wayne Selznick

Canary In A Coal Mine is part of the Sovereign Era storyworld created, maintained, and licensed by Matthew Wayne Selznick. The Sovereign, William Karl Donner, The Donner Institute for Sovereign Studies, Declaration Day, and all other characters, locations, and situations presented in this work are trade marks of Matthew Wayne Selznick and MWS Media.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write the publisher at mwsmedia@gmail.com with the subject line Attention: Permissions Coordinator.

Cover Art and Design: Matthew Wayne Selznick

Photo Credit: Car Cemetary 1 by Jim Orsini (http://www.flickr.com/photos/orblivio/144522480/in/photostream/)

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Matthew Wayne Selznick Presents

Canary In A Coal Mine

A Tale of the Sovereign Era


P. G. Holyfield

September 4, 1964

"Tell me my story, Nonni!"

Oh, Adoette. How many times do you want to hear that same story? I was only six, but I already knew my Nonni, my great grandmother, would tell me that story every time I asked. It was our way.

I said nothing, only sat on her knee and stared up into her  dark eyes. She shifted her legs, and I could feel her bones creak. She was so skinny! She had to be almost eighty, and I was always afraid to sit on her knees. But I also just knew she was stronger than anyone, especially when it came to the spirit world.

She finally gave in, and her eyes seemed to smile at me. Very well.

She began rocking in her chair. Adoette, do you know the story of your name?

It means 'one who is born under the branches of a tree.'

She nodded. That is true. But what else?

Please Nonni, I want you to tell me.

Nonni smiled. Of course you do. But you need to share this story with your children someday. I crinkled my nose. I did not want babies. But Nonni knew that. That's why she said it.   The tree is the door to the spirit world, Adoette. And you were named Adoette because you were born under the branches of a Big Tooth Maple on Apikuni Mountain near the border to Canada, where our people began their journey. The Kiowa are proud, and your mother has not forgotten the power of our people. She traveled from Oklahoma to Montana to have you under that special tree... just as her mother did, and just as I did.

I smiled. I was proud of my mother.

"Montana is our home. We may have stayed here in Oklahoma for two hundred years, but we lived there far longer... and the longer you live in a place, the more powerful a connection you have to that place. You know the story of the hollow

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