• After a lifetime of fear, it turns out that none of my inadequacies matter. I soar over and under the backs of clouds. ~ Diary of a Heretic
  • beekmanrailings
    "That's the thing. I have to rise above myself and stop caring if my precious, stinking soul is pure." ~ Diary of Heretic, Part Three
  • unreal supplicants in a Buddhist temple
    "Once or twice, I opted for a regular handshake, but it simply did not suffice. Better to touch their temples than to have them pound their noses on the floor." ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Three
  • tray of sweets
    People eat but with such rapt concentration the act borders on prayer. ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part III
  • At the meeting, I said, “There is no alternative, unless you want to spend your life blotting out the basic questions. Ordering yourself to shut up, don’t think! How are you going to suppress everything you wonder about? Everything you dream?” ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Two
    At the meeting, I said, “There is no alternative, unless you want to spend your life blotting out the basic questions. Ordering yourself to shut up, don’t think! How are you going to suppress everything you wonder about? Everything you dream?” ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Two

Blog

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Flash Fictions

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Work in Progress

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