“Welcome! How can I help you today?” I asked as the store doors opened.
The first customer was an older gentleman who I’d glimpsed pacing outside like a taunted zoo lion for at least a half hour before we unloc […]
It’s a common situation. In a closely-knit global community we find ourselves communicating in several languages.
The best part is that we don’t necessarily need to be conversant in the said lan […]
She beats her fist on the secretary desk. Its ancient wooden arms bear her blows. This is the place where her great uncle sat writing his weekly sermons, the place where her grandfather, the professor, sat […]
I’ve been having some strange dreams lately, probably most of us have.
A cooked salmon lies in the middle of the highway, missing half his body, yet alive and showing no signs of distress. We all get out o […]
I remember the exact moment when I decided to become a writer. It was the winter of 1987. I was in sixth-period study hall, gripping Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. The book catapulted me into the world of Louis C […]
I love mornings.
For me, this time is full of promise and magic and possibility. Anything could happen today. Nothing negative has marred the perfection of the peace and quiet. No one has made any demands. The […]
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