The Unbearable Light-ness of Shadow

The Unbearable Light-ness of SHADOW

Once upon a time there was a shellfish which lived alongside all the other coastal creatures in the intertidal zone between the ocean and the shore. Its world being a tiny area of wet sand that it could claim as its own, the shellfish did not have lofty goals and was resigned to its lot in life.

The Good Deeds of Kenny the Koala

THE GOOD DEEDS OF KENNY THE KOALA  

There once lived Kenny the Koala, who was a really decent chap. He always walked around with a smile on his face and was at all times kind and considerate to everyone around him:

The Happiness Catcher

THE HAPPINESS CATCHER

In a land distant both in time and place,the most sacred object is a butterfly netwith big holes in it—symbolizing happiness. For, you see, we spend so long chasing happiness and then, having captured it, we try to embrace it with both our arms and hold it close to our hearts, yet it wriggles free …

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The Pen of Plenty

"Take this, Boris! May it serve you well," the booming voice commands. A hand, holding a shining writing implement, extends towards me. I was all of thirteen years old when the Hand from Above bestowed the Pen of Plenty upon me.

I WROTE THE STORY OF MY LIFE BUT NEVER ONCE DID I STOP TO READ IT

Words, plots, characters gushed out of me yet never once did I take the time to see if the words were apt; if the plot had inner consistency; if the characters were realistic and likeable.