Tag Archives: mourning

A Secret Tragedy

Photo by Dan Circa (dailymail.com) The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Gina had unwittingly adopted a dragon, deeply offending the … Continue reading

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Good-Bye, Sweet Boomer

Originally posted on Kit Troyer Blog:
I woke up around 4:30am today to the sight of an owl swooping into the branches above me and taking away a rat, which protested loudly as it departed from the branches and from…

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Loss Teaches Us How to Live

Photo by Tetyana Kovrina (pexels.com) Thought for the Week “Nothing can truly be taken from us. There is nothing to lose. Inner peace begins when we stop saying, ‘I have lost it,’ and instead say, ‘It has been returned to … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night

Originally posted on La Tour Abolie:
Soon after she left us, it began to snow. From now on my life would be all snow,and all falling. My husband cleared our driveway then dug a diagonal path across the lawn, starting…

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How Animals Teach Us to be Human

Part Two Part One was about a dog and a cat who taught me a great deal about being human. There’s one more little animal teacher I’d like to tell you about: Flopsy-Jean Teemley was a chocolate brown Holland lop, … Continue reading

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