STRANGE WORLD

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This is a story that I titled "Strange World" and it concerns a strange and unique being that is suddenly transported to Earth in the middle of World War I in 1918. This story follows the main character called Wally through the decades as he learns and adapts to life as a human. Wally also meets several humans that in one way or another touch his life and learn from Wally. Wally never loses hope of one day returning home to his world, Suma.

The story is divided into several chapters which I hope to post as soon as I can type them.
There are chapters that have song titles at the beginning in brackets [], which I used to show readers the time period that Wally's character is in. Each song is indicative of the time period-like in the movies!

This is a work of fiction but I tried to be historically accurate when I could. Enjoy!

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Arrival to Earth

Submitted: July 22, 2013


This is a story that I titled "Biff Wally" and it concerns a strange and unique being that is suddenly transported to Earth in the middle of World War I in 1918. This story follows Wally's life
through the decades as he learns and adapts to life as a human. Wally also meets several humans that in one way or another touch his life and learn from Wally. Wally never loses hope of one day
returning home to his world, Suma.


The story is divided into several chapters which I hope to post as soon as I can type them. There are chapters that have song titles at the beginning in brackets [], which I used to show readers
the time period that Wally's character is in. Each song is indicative of the time period-like in the movies!


This is a work of fiction but I tried to be historically accurate when I could. Enjoy!
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The Promise

Submitted: August 26, 2013


In this chapter, we see Wally's life in New York in 1922.


We are introduced to Mackenzie Huntley, a man that apparently seems to have "everything" yet seems to lack the most important thing of all.
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The Day Wally met Packard Bale

Submitted: September 06, 2013


The year is now 1923. We are introduced to some of the silly fads of the 1920s.


In this chapter Wally is introduced to the magic of the circus. He also meets a someone who will be very important in developing his way of seeing life-knowledge that he will use until the end of
the story.
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"I Will Not Punish Myself For How Others Treat Me"

Submitted: September 09, 2013


In this chapter Wally becomes part of the marathon dancing fad of the 1920s and sees great success. He also attempts to see his new friend Packard Bale, who is performing at the Circus Magnus.


Mainly this chapter is about Wally's encounter with Ivan, another circus performer and about Wally's inner loneliness.
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Unable To Reveal The Truth

Submitted: September 12, 2013


This chapter shows the readers how he came to leave New York and why he joined the circus.


We also see Wally's struggle with whether he should tell Packard the truth about who he really is.
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The Story of Ivan Tolsukov

Submitted: September 16, 2013


This chapter is meant to show the backstory to Ivan Tolsukov's character.
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What Happiness Really Means

Submitted: September 19, 2013


In this chapter Wally deals with a friend's death and ponders the question of what happiness really is.


We also learn the truth of why Packard Bale joined the circus and why he never really seems to want to talk about his past.
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1930- A Problem at the Circus

Submitted: September 24, 2013


This short chapter is mainly on the problems the Circus Magnus is facing and the toll it is taking on the performers.


This chapter is important for the events that happen later on.
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1931-Worries like no other

Submitted: October 01, 2013


This chapter has Wally worrying again that Packard will discover who he really is and reject him, this due to various incidents while the circus travels the American South.


The chapter also has Wally and Packard discussing the possibility of traveling to La Dorada Beach one day.
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August 1931-The Marquis Fire

Submitted: October 04, 2013


This chapter is an important event in Wally's life as it leads to new period in his life on Earth.


Here Wally loses the closest friend he's had since his arrival on Earth and experiences new emotions he never realized he had.
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1932-1942 Alone Again

Submitted: October 08, 2013


This chapter covers a time in Wally's life that he seldom later talked about, the period between 1932 through 1942 when he lived in Chicago.


This chapter establishes how seems to be repeating his old life in New York and decides to make a change.
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1943-England

Submitted: October 11, 2013


During World War II Wally found himself in England. Much to his surprise he runs across a familiar face from his days at the circus.
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1945 France

Submitted: October 13, 2013


This chapter finds Wally back in France. This time tho it is 1945 and the war in Europe is nearing its end. Fate plays a hand here as Wally encounters a young soldier by the name of Patrick who
seems strangely familiar.
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Flashback of an Inferno

Submitted: October 15, 2013


This chapter sees Wally's new life at the North ranch in Lawton County, Texas in the years 1947 through 1950. This chapter shows the relationship he forms with Kirk North, his boss's son. It also
shows the dislike that David North (Kirk's older brother) had for Wally.
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1951-1955 Wally in Los Angeles

Submitted: October 17, 2013


This chapter sees Wally saying goodbye to his life as a ranch hand in Texas in 1951 and his decision to live in Los Angeles.


It is here that he meets 4 teenage boys that lead him to make another life altering decision.
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1955-Wally the Teenager

Submitted: October 22, 2013


In this chapter, Wally attempts to live the life of a 1950s teen in his new hometown of Magnolia. Yet he finds it hard to balance this life with the responsibilities he has as an adult.


Here we see Wally try and understand the anger inside of Paul Belmont, one of his new friends.
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1955-Midnight Under the Stars dance

Submitted: October 27, 2013


This chapter sees Wally and "the gang" attending a dance at their high school and the surprise they receive when Paul arrives to the dance with a date in tow, going against his own wishes. Nobody
is sure why he is there but Wally wonders if maybe Paul is "changing".


Yet an event at the end of the night ruins the dance for everyone.
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1956-1959 A revelation, A Worry, and a Wish Fulfilled

Submitted: November 05, 2013


This chapter spans several years. In 1956 we see Wally finally learning the truth to why Paul acted so rebellious the year before


Wally also begins to feel stressed as he realizes he has been gone from his home for more than 30 years and worries his family no longer remembers him.


In 1959 Wally also decides to visit a place that means a lot to him-La Dorada Beach, which his best friend Packard dreamed of visiting but never had the chance to go.
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1960-1962 Like a Faded Memory

Submitted: November 09, 2013


This chapter has Dylan Afton (Wally's friend from high school) returning to Magnolia for a visit. To Wally, Dylan seems changed from the friendly outgoing teenager he was.
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August 28 1963

Submitted: November 12, 2013


This chapter shows the readers how different one day can be for two people. Here we see Dylan in New York and Wally in Washington DC on August 28 1963.


This chapter also has Wally running into an old friend from Texas, Kirk North.
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1963 continued-Two Worlds Apart

Submitted: November 15, 2013


This chapter is the continuation of the previous one.Here Wally wonders why Dylan is so different from when he was 18 and later finds himself comparing him to Packard.


Dylan meanwhile wanders the streets of New York after becoming lost in the early morning hours. He comes across several important spots in Wally's past in the course of the night.
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"Why Remember The Past When The Past Already Forgot You?"

Submitted: November 26, 2013


This chapter is divided into three years. In December 1963 we see Wally and Dylan meeting again, tho the meeting ends badly and leaves Wally shaken and confused.


The two wouldn't run into each other until 1965, in a bizarre encounter that shows Wally the depths of Dylan's change.
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From A Rock Star To A Soldier

Submitted: November 30, 2013


This chapter has Wally traveling to Hinley, Nebraska and reuniting with an old acquaintance from the war.


We also see Dylan in Vietnam as a soldier.


This chapter is important because it contrasts the lives of the two former friends, Dylan in Vietnam and Wally in Hinley.
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Dylan Begins To Remember

Submitted: December 06, 2013


This chapter is important for the changing mentality of Dylan, which began during his time in Vietnam. In the course of time he starts to rethink his life, his choices and his decision of leaving
Magnolia.


Wally too meanwhile wonders about his own life and the promise he made to Mackenzie back in 1922. He feels conflicted as he is fond of his friend Patrick's son Lee and the life he has in Nebraska
but he is again feeling again the need to return to Magnolia.
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1974 Seems like Old Times

Submitted: December 26, 2013


This chapter is important as it sees Wally and Dylan finally reuniting again in Magnolia unexpectedly.
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1975- Flashes of the Past

Submitted: January 21, 2014


1975 has Wally experiencing a flashback of the Circus Magnus and the Marquis fire of 1931.


Meanwhile Dylan has succumbed to his old ways-which leads to tragedy.
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1976- Kipp arrives to Earth

Submitted: January 21, 2014


After Dylan's accident, Wally steps in to help his friend.


This chapter also introduces the reader to Kipp, who has also somehow traveled from Suma to Magnolia.
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1977-1978 Secrets that can never be revealed

Submitted: February 25, 2014


Kipp brings joy back into the lives of Dylan and Wally. In spite of this, two things become apparent. One is that Wally worries that Kipp will accidentally reveal their true origin. The other is
that Dylan begins to notice that Wally and Kipp both seem to hide a deep sadness, especially after Kipp says to him "Wally can never go home, and neither can I".
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1978-1979 The Tragic Loss and the Truth at last

Submitted: April 08, 2014


This chapter is mainly about two events. The first deals with Kipp's illness which leads to the second event in 1979 when Dylan finally confronts Wally about his secret.
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The Day Wally Arrived to Earth

Submitted: October 18, 2018


Wally recounts the day when his life changed forever-the day he rescued Xanthur.
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Wally and Dylan Finally Talk About Their Pasts

Submitted: October 20, 2018


In this chapter Wally and Dylan finally open up to each other about their pasts.


Dylan tells Wally about his time in Vietnam. Wally tells him about his life on Earth since his arrival.
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Dylan and Paul Belmont

Submitted: October 21, 2018


This chapter sees more truths revealed, this time from Dylan, as he finally tells Wally why he was so angry at Paul all those years and why he had attempted to forget about his own past.


We also see a special reunion at the home in Christmas of 1979.
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Lee Bale

Submitted: October 22, 2018

1980   By 1980 the world that Wally had first arrived to back in 1918 was completely changed.  He sat in a bench in Mag... Read Chapter

An Apology That Is Long Overdue

Submitted: November 07, 2018


In this chapter Wally and Dylan celebrate Dylan's 42de birthday. This event causes Dylan to reflect on his dark past and how he has something important he has yet to accomplish.
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"Nothing is Impossible"

Submitted: November 07, 2018


This chapter sees Dylan noticing Wally is beginning to feel ill.


Unbeknownst to him, Wally is dying.
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"Goodbye for Now"

Submitted: November 07, 2018


Here we read the conclusion to the events on the day Wally died.
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Dreams

Submitted: November 07, 2018


Following Wally's death, Dylan has a series of vivid dreams, one of which will change his life forever
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"He Found His Happiness"

Submitted: November 07, 2018


In this chapter Dylan heads to New York to see the places that were a part of Wally's life in the early 1920s.


Later both he and Lee Bale make an important conclusion regarding Wally's true fate.
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Amazing Things Can Happen

Submitted: November 07, 2018


This is the final chapter to the story of Biff Wally and the novel Strange World
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Songs From Strange World

Submitted: November 07, 2018


If you read this novel in its entirety then you'll understand how important music was to the story. It conveyed the feelings of the characters at the time and it showed us the time period that the
chapter was taking place in. I recommend listening to these songs one day. Every decade has had amazing music and I wanted to fit my favorite songs in this novel. Here is the song list as a bonus
extra.
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