T. L. Scott, author
When you board an elevator you do so as an act of faith. You have faith that when the doors open you will be when you intended to be. For Jake that is not always the case. He is with his dad in Wentley's department store. They, as well as their fellow passengers, find themselves in a place that is not the same when the elevator doors open. Jake has to find control of his new power and team up with his fellow travelers. He has to stay alive long enough to find his way back to his mother. In this story I use the alternate realities to look at prejudice and racism as a thing of power. Those in power irregardless of their type will discriminate against those in the minority. Africa was the cradle of humanity. When humans rose from the Savanah and explored the world, Africa remained as the seat of power. Pure black people are the majority and the primitive clan europeans are the minority. In another alternate reality, humans evolved alongside neanderthals and denisovans, and continue to do so. These other branches of humanity are the minority and during a terrorist attack they are targeted and persecuted. Each level of Wentley's has the team cross over to a new threat they must overcome, a new level of growth for their abilities right to the dramatic conclusion.