“The Rocky Shrine”

“When Lucinda finally opened her eyes, it was deep night. The stars overhead shone multitudinous. There were so many that they resembled snowflakes of varying size and brilliance raining down onto the mountains, almost as if a cosmic snow globe had been shaken and its contents left to settle. In the center of the sky, […]

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“Mystical Lake: Part 3”

“The moon above them had lost its fringe, and marveled at them openly like an unblinked eye in the heavens. The palely pink vertical of the exclamation point softly penetrated their breasts like the wand of a celestial goddess. They felt the water between their buttocks, in their vulvas and navels, under their arms, and […]

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“Mystical Lake Part 2”

“They arrived at a small cove, which was really more a scallop in the bank of the lake, around which a semicircle of bushes had grown up. The water here was shallow near the shore. Sophia began to undress, lifting the kingfisher-blue, lizard-laden blouse over her head, pulling down her jeans, and sliding out of […]

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“Mystical Lake Part 1”

“All three of them had an unmistakable sense of the rarity of these moments that they were sharing. They had collectively stepped out of the everyday world and into another sweeter and finer one. Time had been forgotten. Responsibilities had disappeared. The formerly irrefragable separation between their souls and their environment had been proved illusory. […]

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“Light”

“Then her awareness-space flamed bright. As though a bank of brilliant lamps had suddenly been switched on, she saw, with her inner vision, Light. The Light seemed lively, alive, dancing, swirling, buoying, and scending in great waves. It lifted her up and spun her around. It sent shivers of delight up her spine and caused […]

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“How Can I Ever Leave?”

“Lucinda knew precisely what each of them was thinking, so she continued to speak. ‘When I say, ‘Where can I go?’ you comprehend what I mean. I am saying that I am Everywhere already. There cannot possibly be a place for me to leave and a new place for me to go. You think that […]

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“A Familiar Cave”

“One night she took refuge from the cold wind inside a cave. The moment that she stepped inside, a sense of recurrence overwhelmed her. She knew, without even looking, how deep the cavern was, which side of it had the smoother wall, and where its floor was flattest. So strong was her emotion that she […]

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