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Gap of Dreams

Gap of Dreams

Another reprint/repost from the Daily Cabal, and another favorite of mine. When the human race grew up a bit and got more sense, and matters on Earth were better in hand, we had a chance to look further about the place, just as we had always wanted to:—and when the time was right, making the […]

Money and the writer

Money and the writer

Poets, as a class, are business men. Shakespeare describes the poet’s eye as rolling in a fine frenzy from heaven to earth…but in practice you will find that one corner of that eye is generally glued on the royalty returns. –P G Wodehouse, Uncle Fred in the Springtime Along with “I could never let anyone […]

The Topaz

The Topaz

This story was originally published Winter Solstice 2009, on the Daily Cabal. Enjoy! It was a great golden topaz. A man in rags carried it in his last pocket across the hundred-year ice, until he came to the watch house at the mountain’s foot. The sentry took him in and gave him soup. “What’s your […]