It’s Saturday. A day for sleeping in, for pretending I’ve successfully played sick and avoided school, for luxuriating in having nothing to do. The sun...Read More "Beginnings 110 – Auld Lang Syne, Ch. 10"
“He needs to have fun.” The guildmaster put his hand lovingly on the back of a pudgy adolescent boy about my age. “I want him...Read More "Beginnings 109 – The Humblebract Expedition"
The red dirt of the plains was baked into his hands, making rivers of the creases in his palm, flowing off the low hills into...Read More "Beginnings 107 – Minstrel Boy Howling at the Moon"
It could have been an art installation – a dark sphere atop City Hall, a spray of scarlet thread, five hundred people frozen in place,...Read More "Beginnings 106 – Start Wearing Purple, Ch. 8"
My parents could never describe it. The ravages of an increasingly stratified world, of bitter philosophical division, of a climate run amok. The devastation of...Read More "Beginnings 104 – Adjectives of Annihilation"