Until The Deep Water Stills

An Internet Enhanced Novel

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A Welcome

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“The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful potentialities. Its

efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God

forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.” 

Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955, Spanish philosopher & humanist.


Welcome to the Until the Deep Water Stills online companion. Until the Deep Water Stills is a double winner in the Reader Views Literary Awards:

  • Canada East Region Winner
  • Writers in the Sky Award for the Best Creative Writing of the Year

The print version of “Until the Deep Water Stills” is out of print. Used copies may be available from Amazon. A limited number of print copies are available directly from the author. Visit www.mdyetmetaphor.com to communicate with the author.

The e-book version of “Until the Deep Water Stills” is available from Smashwords www.smashwords.com . You can download a FREE PREVIEW of the e-book from the Smashwords site.

Depending on how you accessed this site, you’ll need to branch off in different directions.

If you’re READING THE NOVEL and are accessing this site to view the online entries corresponding to each chapter, you’ll find links to the individual entries in the sidebar.

If you’ve accessed this site THROUGH MY WEBSITE, I encourage you to review the four excerpts from the novel. Feel free to take a sneak peek at the online entries for each of the four main characters. Hopefully you’ll be inspired you to order the novel!

If you’ve arrived here by another means, a brief introduction is in order.

I am The Metaphor Guy. Novelist, closet philosopher, chronicler of life’s mysteries – all through the lens of metaphor. Until the Deep Water Stills is my “internet-enhanced novel”.

What is an internet-enhanced novel? It is a unique fusion of a traditional print novel and an online companion featuring text, photographs and professional quality audio recordings, The optional online companion adds another dimension to the novel by permitting the four main characters to speak directly to you. You’ll find secondary plot lines here that do not exist in the printed novel as you go deep inside the mind of the characters and learn what makes them tick.

Start with the “About & FAQ” page for an overview of the site, an explanation of how the online companion works and other important information. Then peruse the four chapter excerpts accessed via the sidebar to get a feel for the novel. You may also want to view the ”About the Characters” page for a brief synopsis of the characters on-line identities before taking a peek at the individual entries.

Here is just a glimpse of what book reviewers had to say about this unique novel:

“The most engaging thing about this book is how real it seems…”

“This is a great book! Michael is an amazingly sensitive and intuitive writer…”

“This book is fantastic…

“Michael Dyet offers a glimpse into the evolution of the novel…”

“The writing is excellent…”

“Mr. Dyet’s writing style is compelling – very eloquent use of language…”

“I think Dyet has hit on the future of the book…”

I invite you to visit www.mdyetmetaphor.com to learn a bit more about me and, if you are so inclined, to order the novel.

And finally, I invite you to view my writer’s blog: METAPHORS OF LIFE JOURNAL aka Things That Make Me Go Hmmm. In this blog I look at life’s mysteries through the lens of metaphor to decipher and make sense of them. Metaphors of Life Journal categories: Shifting Winds, Sudden Light, Deep Dive, Songs of Nature, Random Acts of Metaphor.