Anomaly Valley

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The grass is purple in that valley.  And the sky is green.  That’s how you will know that you have reached the entrance to the vault.

I never really expected those words from an ancient myth to guide me on this failed expedition.  And it was failed because even if I found the vault, even if I managed to enter it and lay my eyes on what lay within, I would never find my way out again. Continue reading

A Ladder Into The Clouds

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The Ladder Into The CloudsCharlie Sodona, recently on vacation from his soul-sucking job, was back home and enjoying his last day off, unwinding and reviewing all the pictures he’d taken.  He expected the post-vacation blues to hit and hoped that looking at the pictures might ease the malaise.  He flipped quickly through the pictures of Europe and stopped when he came to pictures of a rainy day.  Yesterday, his first day back.  After going out and about every day on vacation, and with the impending anxiety of returning to work, the thought of being indoors felt like a waste of a day off.  And something about being free to do what he wanted to do in his own home town brought a surge of inexplicable hope.        Continue reading