The Happy Prince

From time to time, my friends may ask me what my favourite story is. “After all,” they would add, “you do read so much.” And I’ve been hard-pressed to answer this question, as the answer may change at each turn; indeed I am nothing if … Continue readingThe Happy Prince

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The dancer

When she was younger, before she had earned enough money for her college tuition, she used to dance. She can’t remember the names of the strip clubs now or the faces of the men. Not even the music; it was merely a cue, when to … Continue readingThe dancer

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It don’t hurt no more

1. One day all of this will make sense. In the meantime, put your best foot forward. Describe yourself as the cheerful, interesting and intelligent personality a large segment of society seeks to be acquainted with. Smile, but not too wide. Don’t forget to use … Continue readingIt don’t hurt no more

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Drama queen

“How can you go on living when death is always an option?” he cried out, almost in tears. She looked at him grimly for a while, then burst into laughter. “Oh, if you can only hear half of the things you’re saying. You idiot. Death … Continue readingDrama queen

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The Masterplan

Anything could happen. You learn early, if you are fortunate, this simple truth. You prepare yourself for life by realizing there is no possible preparation; you learn to accept uncertainty. Try telling this to a 23-year-old attempting to backpack alone all over Europe with very … Continue readingThe Masterplan

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