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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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A Hammer, a Chisel, a Mountain, and Love

Guest Blog by Kevin John Delaney This true story has the power to touch hearts and even lives. Maybe yours? ~Mitch Dash loved his wife. When tragedy struck, he dedicated the next twenty-two years of his life to tearing down … Continue reading

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Comedy Relief

After performing tragedies, the ancient Greeks always staged comedies, often making fun of the tragedies they’d just presented. Why? Comedy relief. Likewise, humor flourishes during wars and epidemics. Morbidity? No, survival. When we’re under attack, we ridicule our attackers and … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 81

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eighteen: Spiffwits and Storysmiths (Continued) Previously: Upon learning that her brother had been kidnapped, Gina set off, with the help of the mysterious fisher woman … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe died while I was at camp in the Southern California mountains. I stared at the cabin rafters. Skipped the afternoon swim. Picked at my mess hall chow. I mourned. How can I explain, even to myself, why her … Continue reading

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