Slaying the Mouse

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Wendy S Halley

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The unusual true story of a nerdy college student who finds himself trapped in a strange dreamlike world after he mysteriously slips into a deep coma and discovers the only way out is to face his ultimate fear.


Drama, Paranormal, Spiritual ,Other

Short Summary

Jason’s world tilts sideways when he finds himself staring at his body lying lifeless in a hospital bed. “Am I dreaming? Am I dead?” Despair and confusion consume him until a mysterious woman appears and reveals that his body has slipped into a deep coma. And then he realizes she’s not alone.


Arizona, New Jersey

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,,Quest,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions,,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Jason

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Underdog, Complex, Blunt, Outspoken, Funny, Desperate,Desperate,Insecure,Underdog,Blunt,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Wendy

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Complex, Empathetic, Modest, Aspiring, Funny,Charming,Empathetic,Faithful,Naive,Modest,Funny,Sarcastic,Visionary,Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Tim

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Funny, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging,Charming,Empathetic,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Raventalker

Age: 40s

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Leader,Honorable,Selfless,Skillful,Visionary,Strong Moral Code

About The Author

Wendy Halley is the author of a children's picture book Inside Out (Illumination Arts), two shamanism-based non-fiction books, and a three-novella contemporary erotic romance series. In 2011, she adapted her book Slaying the Mouse as a screenplay (currently titled Dreamtime Warrior). This powerful true story captures her nine-month otherworldly connection with a young man in a coma and his inspiring journey through the landscape of illness and fear.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published

Year Published: 2006

Hard Copy Available