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How long did I fall?

How far? This was not an abyss, which has sides and which, however deep or wide apart, still would have seemed to hold me inside itself. Here, there were no sides, nothing to suggest I may ever, ever be pressed … Continue reading

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Small Change

The policeman watched the woman walk calmly out of the woods with her new companion. He still didn’t know where he was, or how he’d got here. She was a petty thief, seemed almost violent, and she was his only … Continue reading

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Almost Near Enough

The earth shook and the trees shivered. A moment later, we could see a large, shadowy form making its way toward us. Then its great, long face pressed into the clearing. As elephants go, it wasn’t particularly big. Still, neither … Continue reading

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I Carefully Examined Every Little Stone I Could Find

My eyes were sore. There were, in fact, many very beautiful stones. Still, not one of them was my little stone—my moon-colored agate. I couldn’t give up. I searched in a tight, expanding spiral around and away from its empty … Continue reading

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The Hidden Side of the Little Stone

Elephant wandered in the late-afternoon woods and stopped at a little shaded pool for a drink of water. Later, he foraged some and found the very stone that Butterfly was exploring and Caterpillar was guarding. He pried it gently from … Continue reading

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My world is quite near yours, so close that we overlap a bit.

We have a sun, too, you know—a little different than yours and a little bit the same. It gives light and warmth, just like yours, but its color is more vibrant. It gets a little hotter than yours, but we … Continue reading

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