Monthly Archives: May 2015

Is there someone in your life who regularly disables your ego defense system, and who actually prefers the “unimproved” version of you?  Hold on to that person! ~From The Wishing Map 62

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The Wishing Map 62

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fifteen: Destiny (Continued) Previously: Zack and Gina were depressed and plagued by nightmares, when suddenly the mercurial Aunt Aloysia showed up again. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ … Continue reading

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Haiku! You’re Welcome!

This is probably the only haiku poem I will ever write No, it’s not, I lied plus, I’m breaking a rule–I’m ending on a rhyme First line has five syl- lables, then seven more, and then five more. Boom. Done. … Continue reading

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Mr. Trippifel boiled a frog to death in Biology: it didn’t know it was dying because the temperature rose so slowly. “That’s me,” Gina thought. “Only I know.” Mrs. Simonson told Zack to “write about real life.” So he wrote … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 61

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fifteen: Destiny Previously: Zack and Gina finally made up, commiserating over the fact that they would (presumably) never return to Ismara. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Nearly … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 60

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fourteen: Two Spoos (Continued) Previously: Feeling completely alienated from their friends and from one another, Gina and Zack headed home. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Mom and … Continue reading

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Dying to Love

Everything that matters is tied to death. Forgiveness, resolving differences, healing hurts—when death looms, we suddenly remember that the only thing that matters is love. If only death were always with us. But wait, it is. At this very moment, … Continue reading

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