“What’s that?” “Hm?” “In your hand?” She pockets the spark from your sight. She’s hiding something. Again. You back off. You adjust your cravat and smile. “Do you like your dress?” Advertisements

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Defying Expectations

She likes to watch her neighbor play catch with their dog on their front lawn — the demonstration of faith between human and canine soothing her soul. The dog is well trained — watches the ball, brings it back to the owner, places it at her feet. The dog knows the game. The dog does […]

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Coming Back

How sorely wrong Maria was when she thought coming back in her next life as a tree would be meaningful and fun. If only she had specified that she wanted to be an oak instead of a weird, bristly conifer. And if only she specified that she wanted to be planted in her old backyard […]

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The King’s Departure

“It’s time for you to leave, Your Majetsy.” The monarch fluttered his great orange wings indignantly. “Excuse me?” “I said that it’s time for you to leave, Your Majesty.” “Oh, yes, yes, yes. Of course. It must be time for my daily flight around the flowers. Is that why you’ve come to me?” “No, Your […]

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