When lightning strikes twenty-three year-old Barry Jenson as he hikes Albuquerque's west mesa, it's more than an accident of nature. It's a calling. Earth's ability to sustain life depends on a complex balance of opposing forces, but the equilibrium has been disturbed. Now it's up to Barry, an easy-going gay man, to restore it, but first he has much to accept and sacrifice. He has even more to learn, including his role in Earth's survival.
STRUCK is set in Albuquerque, a nearby pueblo, and among ancient Indian ruins in northwestern New Mexico. The ruins are the studied remains of the Anasazi, the ancient ones, who worked for centuries to build an advanced civilization then mysteriously abandoned it 700 years ago. My manuscript embraces an intriguing theory that the Anasazi accessed power man wasn't meant to possess. Their meddling almost destroyed life on Earth, so they dismantled their sacred kivas and abandoned their great society to prevent man from repeating their mistake.
Of course, in STRUCK, man repeats the mistake.
Queer Eye Meets Apocolypto.
Focus on the character. Describe his conflict specifically. "The equilibrium has been disturbed" is junk science AND bad writing. There is no equilibrium but there are dynamic forces (not opposing forces) in balance over the long haul.
And what the HELL does the fact that he's gay have to do with anything? Are you trying to tell me the Anasazi were the original Village People?