“The boy”, takes place in a fictional time and place about 25,000 years ago, but it is far more than fiction and can be enjoyed in several ways. The story is positive and vividly written as seen through the eyes and thoughts of “The Boy”. As one reads “The Boy”, you experience/live the emotions, integrity, puzzlements, and feelings of the Boy as he copes with tribal rules and ways that at times conflict with truth and his experience. In addition to being a very entertaining story itself, it reflects the wonderment of life and nature that we all experience. So although written about a fictional time and place, the elements of “The Boy” relate to the timeless experience of life wherever a moral life lives.