“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
Do you ever wonder why we don’t tell the stories of the stars and constellations any more? Don’t you think we should?
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The old man readied his instrument, bracing himself for what would come. One day the music had conjured a lion. He had felt wild and the wildness in him roared. And then there was the joyous spring morning he blew a million flowers through the square. When his Nell had passed, he had flooded the […]
A different sort of inspiration this week: Karen finally felt at home. Sure, life in the American West was hard, but once you were armed — and that was always her first step — the rest worked itself out. The most important lesson she’d learned: Wherever and whenever you are, be prepared to defend […]
“Grandpa, mum says it’s all nonsense, that you came from the moon.” “Did she, girlie? Nonsense can be true.” “Is it true? Did you come from the moon? Why did you leave?” The old man was quiet for a moment, thinking of his beautiful home and the silver sands and inky black sky. Then he […]
Mother looked up from the stove at the child covered in mud. “Where have you been?” she demanded. “Digging in the creek bottom,” the girl perked. “We found a man.” “What do you mean you found a man? Stay put, you’re filthy!” “In the bottoms. Tommy and I were digging, and we found him.” “A […]
*This post contains affiliated links. We just finished the best new children’s book I’ve read in … a long while. The Green Ember by S.D. Smith is a book that certainly every parent should read to their child, and frankly adults should read for themselves. Before I go on: Yes, it is a children’s book. […]
He sat on the ramshackle steps, broken with grief and despair. After all, they had barely survived, was this the end? The sickness had taken what little family they had. The riots, their jobs. The fires, their possessions. They escaped the ruins with only their lives. But the pains came far too early. Somehow, the […]
The old man settled himself in the sand, the same time and exact place he had waited for the past 58 years. Early on, he watched with anticipation. Later, when he was eager to get back to his family and work, he sat with perfunctory duty. Now he kept his vigil with longing. His […]
The third threat came by courier. The first was a call; the second, a letter. Now this package addressed in the same scrawl as the letter. Jones laughed as he remembered the old lady’s angry threats when she realized her “safe investment” wasn’t. He ripped open the package and dumped a crumpled paper into his […]
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