Monthly Archives: April 2021

Fear

If words can kill, here are the words: Your opportunity has passed. As an antidote to this, there’s a transient thought we can offer to those who find themselves on the edge of their lives. The expression is within everyone’s … Continue reading

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The Kid

The kid buzzed around the store like he was the son of the owner. In fact, for a few minutes I actually thought he was. What was he, nine, ten years old? He roamed behind the tight sales counter, gaining … Continue reading

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Fledgling

Were you scared? I ask because you looked unprepared. You didn’t want to step forward from the regular world, did you, despite being crowded out, by yourself. But you saw what was coming. Your own growth pushed you towards a … Continue reading

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A Brush with Dearth

A friend spent four dollars on me. Does that sound like a little, or a lot? He picked over some items at a yard sale and chose a bag of artist’s brushes he thought I might like. Does that sound … Continue reading

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Black Night

In an old town, ten steps behind a familiar grass hill, sits a backlot filled with debris. There’s a full-sized stone statue of a boy, with a bird on his shoulder—both decapitated. The boy’s head is on the ground; the … Continue reading

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