Aleksya Sokol, author
Two men lying in a hospital, as a result of a car accident, relive and remember in the short expanse of 72 hours the vastness of a much-greater time. Past events, for both of them, assemble themselves into an order which connects them on a different level of reality, beyond one-dimensional, rational thinking. The expansion of time, and its self-annihilation, opens the mind's eye directly into space, immaterial and yet of a subtle ethereal substance, a formless no-thing from which all life begins Shootik, in this story, is a being who lives fully in the present. He has the capacity of appearing in different forms and at different times, some of them most inappropriate according to our views. Not having an ordinary, personal story, Shootik is never born and never dies. He simply is. And he is very, very curious!