There is no black and there is no white, only the million shades of unknown in between. In this collection of stories, A Seraph's Lullaby, the reader embarks on a journey through chaos, calamity, misunderstanding, and anxiety in the underbelly of B___ City. At the center of this collection, and the nucleus that binds our characters together, is a fatal car accident that propels our anti-heroes towards redemption and self-realization. Each part of A Seraph's Lullaby is told through a different narrator, giving the reader a multi-dimensional perspective on an event that would otherwise be remembered as a minor headline in the local news.
A Seraph's Lullaby: Part 1 introduces us to the victim of the fatal accident. Told through a fragmented and unreliable memory, we move backwards in time as the unnamed character tries to piece together the moments leading up to the impact. Set in purgatory, Part 1 quickly plunges the reader into the depths of the narrative and delivers more questions than answers that will only be resolved through the other character's stories.
A Seraph's Lullaby: Part 2 and 2.5 explore the story through the other driver's perspective. A reckless, spoiled maniac who suffers from multiple personality disorder. A man of many names and more psychological issues, Part 2 and 2.5 take us from the day leading up to the accident through the night of the accident and on a journey from narcissism through paranoia into guilt.
A Seraph's Lullaby: Part 3 follows the late night ER Doctor responsible for the life of our anti-hero in Part 1. Their world's collide as a result of the driver in Part 2/2.5 who flees the scene of the crime. Struggling with his own personal demons and deep in the cave of substance addiction, our Doctor's story takes place during an on-call shift. Any other night and any other Doctor would have led to a different outcome, but that's not how life works. Many of the questions left open in Part 1 find an answer in the grim reality of Part 3.
If you donate now for these stories, you will be automatically sent the next installation which will be out on August 1st... A Seraph's Lullaby: Part 4 breaks away from the manic narration found in all the previous stories and examines everything known from an outsider's perspective looking in. After hearing all the parts from all the players we take a look at the events told from an unknown. Through the news, word-of-mouth, and a prostitute named Cassandra who graced the lives of all the characters we take a step back. From the micro to the macro and out of the chaos of all the previous stories we find closure in the unknown. There is no right, there is no wrong. There are only the stories of those involved and those who heard about it.
Alexander Koht is a filmmaker and photographer who always begins with story. His interests and inspirations come from all aspects of life from art to food to sports and nature, but at the center of it all is human interaction and personal expression. Without stories we have no history, without history we have no identity, and without identity we have nothing at all.