Stories that fly under a dark banner.

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Excerpt from Freedom in Carpathia

Freedom in Carpathia


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Spending Words

Spending Words

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The Zuckerman Cascade


 

 
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Thought Train

Thought Train

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Enter the Realm of the Dark Banner…


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Rolling Cage.

Come wallow thee in the misery of this cage of woe, for tonight I drink the Russian Malady. Tomorrow’s Sun will cast a shadow on the clarity of sadness and raise the ghost of literary regret.
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The Quick and the Dead.

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Artist Kaya Mar walking with painting in Westminster.

 
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No Rest for You.

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A Perfect Flaw

A perfect flaw.

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Another story from 2011. How far would you go for even a remote possibility of a dream coming true?

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We rested for a moment. He lowered his elderly frame onto one of the many boulders that lay around us and he slowly removed first one and then the other sandal. Placing his hands on his knees, he raised his gaze to the hot midday sun and tried to slow his breathing. I offered him water one more time but as before he smiled at me without answering in that disconcerting way that made me wonder if he truly understood.

He was 87. He had told me many times the night before. He told me how he had travelled with the cattle trains across the delta straights, ridden the post barge up river to the city, how fever had taken him at the Tiger Foot Inn during the monsoon. His convalescence caused a great commotion amongst the missionaries, happy to have a new soul the save. He stayed through the winter and worked…

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