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Genesis, Chapter 27

Old Worlds Isaac’s other years stretch as he continued to live honestly and quietly with God. He did not record the lessons he learned. He did not speak to his people, not even his sons, about his insights and the power honesty and brought him. These things just weren’t done in these days. Men talked […]

Genesis, Chapter 20

Lies Against a New King After the destruction of the Cities of the Plain, the wrath spread across the land creating another famine. Sarah took her household and traveled to Gerar. She knew the Abimelech, the Philistine King, there was powerful, though not as powerful as Egypt’s Pharaoh, but Sarah dared not return and test […]

Genesis, Chapter 15

Years passed. One night, Sarai could not sleep. She was growing older and she had no son to give up. The custom of her people forbid choosing one of her daughters to be an heir, no matter how bright or capable. She wanted to break the tradition, but only men were treated with power and […]

Genesis, Chapter 6

Before the Glaciers Melt Humans spread from the savannas they crafted themselves to thrive in, and crafted themselves ways to thrive across the Earth. Where it was cold, they made clothes. Where the weather was hard, they build tents. They found places where water hid from the sun, and devised skins to keep it with […]

Genesis, Chapter 5

Generation Gaps Eve and Adam took turns trying to get power over the other, and since Adam got the upper hand more, he would tell anyone who would listen (which were many) and understand (which were few) that God clearly meant for man to rule. The first son also murdered the first daughter, so things […]

Genesis, Chapter 3

The Team Grifter: Eve, aka “Life”; talked “The Serpent” into helping; fastest animal on two legs; hoping to use Knowledge to master Life. Scout: Adam, aka “God’s Son”; found the path to the tree; good with names; hoping to use Knowledge to master Humanity. Healer: Steve, aka “Embrace”; knew of the fruit of Knowledge; expert […]

Playing with Words

Round sounds with rhymes in time. And owls and oranges sitting next to eagles and apples. Leaves leaving lovelies. Shapes shaping more than math and yet so simple. Gamboling, galumphing, buttery pheasants. Yes, we can do a lot of clever things with words. But that does not change the game. Beautiful and slippery; words are […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Postapocalyptic Religion

My religion is one of stories. Stories written with style. Stories filled with emotion. Stories that reveal truth in the human experience. Stories that point out the absurd. They show me a truth in what it means to be human. What it means to exist. What it means to feel pain. They open my eyes […]