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The Rose

Long ago there was a great king named Kel who had power not of this world. He was good and kind. Great love burned in his heart. Kel lived in a barren place. There were no trees, no grass.. no water. He was all alone. He wanted to take care of something and to make […]



Half-laughing, half crying, she held her chocolated new-born.. Cocoa and water soaked into her flower print dress. “Horace, you grabbed the wrong tin from the pantry shelf. That wasn’t mustard powder.” The only known cure for seizures in Manitou, in 1915:  dip the baby in tepid water, with a sprinkle of mustard powder. This ‘cure’ […]