Does It Hurt Enough Yet?

In the literal wake of the tragedy at Las Vegas, I offer my condolences and thoughts. But, because I am a writer and lover of stories, I also offer a version of an allegory I once read in The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer:   “A farmer is sitting on his porch in a […]

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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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