The Cosmic Hourglass

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The Cosmic Hourglass was not truly an hourglass.  It measured time in eons, not hours.

Much was contained with the Cosmic Hourglass.  Much sand was contained within the Cosmic Hourglass.  The sands of time.  And each grain of time was allotted to the elements of mortal life.  And so, some said, there were many sands within the Cosmic Hourglass.  The sands of sleep.  The sands of destiny.  The sands of joy.  And the sands of sorrow.  And a multitude more of sands. 

All that could be perceived, known, and felt by mortals was contained within the Cosmic Hourglass. Continue reading

A Simple Procedure

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It was a simple procedure. 

A simple procedure.

I would be admitted to the hospital overnight.  I had to be fasting.  Except for some clear liquid that the nurse would have me drink every four hours.  It contained some stuff that the doctor called “fixers.”  She explained that they were meant to help boost the efficiency of the procedure and help my recovery go faster.  Then she joked that they would “fix” me. Continue reading

The Traveler and Her Three Shadows

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When the world was made, every person was given one and only one shadow, but one of the beings who were assigned to be caretakers of the world decided that he would give a gift to his people.  Their lands were rich with life and their songs to him were sweet.  So he decided that he would give each of them an extra shadow. Continue reading