“The Lake” from “The Whisper of a Saint”

“It took him three days to attain that height, but, on the fourth, he found himself overlooking a sapphirine-blue lake, into which emptied a waterfall in the shape of a Greek lyre. Mocha-hued rocks atop and at the side formed the frame of the instrument, and narrow white filaments of water, its strings. The natural […]

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“Spring” from “Remembering Eternity”

“That spring Skylar’s senses tuned exquisitely into nature. He noticed the first gorgeous flowering of the rosebud cherry trees, whose blossoms were unevenly pink, ranging from rose to pastel, and further, even to white, and which, from a distance looked hoary. The long-stamened, yellow-green flowers of the Ohio Buckeyes appeared just before their distinctive, five-parted […]

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“Dissolving” from “Remembering Eternity”

“After the waves spent themselves against the sand, the lazy whitewater spume formed crescent shapes, which overlapped like paint blobs on an artist’s palette, some superjacent, some underneath. As I lost my sense of a separate self, a physical form with a so-called mind contained in that shape, my soul flowed out, spreading, deliquescing, and […]

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“The Assistant Headmaster” from “Remembering Eternity”

“If Bunker was the supreme leader, more ceremonial and symbolic in nature, his adjutant, Mr. Browning, was the man of the people. Browning was charming, in the most old-fashioned sense of the word. A New Englander who carried all the shadings of that origin, he wore black glasses that constantly slipped down onto the ridge […]

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