Still Seeking a New Earth

Do you want a new earth?

Look around you. Do you like the brokenness you see? Do you like the shattered relationships? The poisonous addictions? The faltering environment? This earth isn’t good enough, and you long for something more.

That’s why we tell stories.

We want a world where the wonders that we glimpse here can be seen in full. Because there are wonders here, you know. There is love here, so we imagine what love would be like if it were something even more, something bigger, something truer. We see magnificent art here, so we ponder what art would be developed in a world less shattered than our own. We see majestic animals here, and we postulate what they would be like somewhere else.

We want a new earth, where the goodness we see through shadowed glass here might be unleashed. Continue reading “Still Seeking a New Earth”

Happily Ever…?

Geez, two new stories published this week, both with not-happy endings? What’s up with that? Am I really that dour? Do I hate happiness? Do I find sweet endings to be distasteful? Am I just a sourpuss?

Honestly, it’s just that those were two of the stories that happened to get bought. If you look at my other published works, you’ll find that in general I do enjoy happy endings.

Sort of. Continue reading “Happily Ever…?”