Have you ever moved from learning about another’s burdens to helping carry them? If we don’t share one another’s burdens, are we fully alive?
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Seven: B’frona (Continued)
Previously: Gina learned that the 11 year old B’frona had lived alone for several years.
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B’frona crossed to the lonely little bed and sat down. He picked up a book and caressed it. Gina sensed that, like she, he had books for friends. Perhaps only books. She sat down next to him; they remained silent for several minutes. The little dragon stood staring out the pane-less window.
“How long have you been alone?”
B’frona did not answer. Instead, he picked up an exquisitely crafted book and, in a barely audible voice, said, “She read this to me. It is all I remember of her.” The hand-set block title page read: Tales for Mothers to Tell. Below was inscribed “to my darling boy” in careful calligraphy. The volume was filled…
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