False Memory

Dr. John Reizer

False memory is a science fiction story that I thought up one evening when reflecting on my childhood years and a telescope my grandfather purchased for me on my twelfth birthday.

The novella is centered around a young boy who is infatuated with looking at the moon and stars. On his twelfth birthday, the youngster receives a telescope as a gift. While looking at the moon, the satellite disappears, and from that day forward, nobody in the world, except the boy, can recall the fact the Earth once had a moon.

False Memory is a story in which I added a lot of imaginative elements that hopefully takes readers on a suspenseful and entertaining journey while at the same time prompting them to ponder the subjects of human awareness and perceptibility.

False Memory, A Novella By John Reizer

On his twelfth birthday, Shane Simmons stared through the lens of a small telescope observing the illumination of the full Moon. The view was spectacular; he saw the crater-laden surface with perfect clarity. That was until Shane watched the Earth’s satellite disappear right in front of his eyes.

The Moon’s disappearance was something the 12-year-old would never forget for the remainder of his life, and the rest of the world would never be able to remember.

What happened to the Moon, and why couldn’t people recall the fact it once existed in Earth’s sky?

Why did the entire world’s population, except for Shane, have a false memory about one of the most recognizable objects previously known to human beings?


Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite

“It vanished as if a wave of invisibility had washed over the object – beginning from the satellite’s north polar region, through its equator, and eventually swallowing the celestial body’s southern pole. The Moon was gone! It had faded away into obscurity right in front of my eyes.” In False Memory by John Reizer, Shane Simmons was 12 years old when he watched the moon disappear from the sky in 2030. It seems he’s the only one who remembers it as everyone else has no memories of Earth’s natural satellite. Years went by, and Shane is happily married and works for the United States Space Force. That’s when he uncovers the truth about his decades-long question.

Some people remember events differently from the way they happened. John Reizer’s sci-fi tale False Memory has an intriguing premise that uses the Mandela Effect as the core element that proposes an incredible phenomenon. Through the perspective of protagonist Shane Simmons, readers follow his life’s journey as he went through his childhood, teenage, and college years holding on to his memories about the moon, which causes several awkward times and rejection from others. On the other hand, he also finds valuable support in order to find the truth. The narrative is told through different timelines of Shane’s life that are effectively done to propel the mystery element throughout the plot. All in all, the story ends on a satisfactory note as False Memory raises questions about humans’ capability and the ethical use of science and technology.

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4 thoughts on “False Memory

  1. Kenneth T. August 13, 2022 / 1:17 am

    But it wasnt a false memory..
    for him.
    ***Pepperidge Farms Remembers***

    Don’t you go believin everything on the internet , sometimes what you see is just a sausage

    • Dr. John Reizer August 13, 2022 / 8:48 am

      Ain’t that the truth! 🤣

  2. lhakes12 August 13, 2022 / 9:34 am

    John, what a great review you received for your novella False Memory!
    And I was always intrigued with the mystery of the moon and the manipulation of society in your story. And how they succeeded in accomplishing their goal.
    The tale is a very John Reizer!
    And on a personal note, I like that one of the main character’s names is Lisa. And you did not know I even existed when you wrote this. 🙂

    • Dr. John Reizer August 13, 2022 / 10:06 am

      I think it is a neat story. I remember having fun writing this one. It was a bit challenging for me to write the different timelines in the story.

      Thanks for sharing, Lisa! 🙂

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