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25 Word Stories: Remonstrant

Her litanies at supper were remonstrant hisses that culled and lulled her handiwork; Invoking her upbringing before meals wasn’t enough to fulfill her ungodly aims. Advertisements

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75 Word Stories: Correspondence

In the sixteenth century, it was customary (cautious?) to assume some were in correspondence with the afterlife–that they were witches. To this end, and to a significant degree, those in question were purged. Now, we preach other messages, hoping to … Continue reading

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75 Word Stories: Confluence

These encounters, these pleas– such misinformed stalks vitiate me: a keel-hauling through a body whose waters burn with bromine. You will discover my moorings clean from fasting, from strict ashes; I stiffen for your bind. Filter me down, again, to … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Compline

With these last laps I leapt with devotion turned distant at your dismissals; I consecrated myself with only You in my mind. Now my song for you is finished with a sprite fluttering, and corporeal liturgies flow from my body … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Redemption–Deliverance

An easy prompt to cast, this word, “as we wait for the redemption of our bodies…” As easy as a dwelling house; as easy as the words a father says. How can one hope in what is unseen? I’ve waited … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Adage

It’s such a dilemma, being a skeptic—the crux was losing those innocent beliefs I formed in Sunday school. I wore the essential dresses and shoes; I smiled; I prayed; I tried to trust and adhere. But as Chance would have … Continue reading

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For Palm Sunday, Palette.

“I assure you, most solemnly, I tell you unless a wo/man is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” -John 3:5

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