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Joy Thief

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“Comparison is the thief of joy!”

Arian Behzadi

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Wise Words Sunday

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“I want to make beautiful things
even if nobody cares.”

Saul Bass

 

Texture Credits
Florin Gorgan Grunge Textures 11 and 18
Kim Klassen Return
K Pertiet Text

Inspired by  Photoshop Artistry, an online Photoshop course by Sebastian Michaels

Wing-Feather Fables: The Stone-bound

Today is fable day – how lucky we are to be beneficiaries of Lisa’s imagination. In this dystopian world, controlled by the Guardians, would you be one that remembers?
 
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They chose the former cable building because it was already wired for alarms. At first, the sirens howled every night, hours of screeching panic that shattered dreams and made a city of insomniacs. The noise was so hellish, so rending, that hospitals were deluged with fatal heart attacks. Babies born within those months have a peculiar tonal deafness. They are terrible musicians, prone to tics and schizophrenic mood disorders.

 

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Photograph by Brenda Gottsabend; Story by Lisa Ahn

Read more about Wing-Feather Fables here.

 

Wing-Feather Fables: Star Dust

The best way to start out the new month is with a story. The best kind of story – one written by my friend and collaborator, Lisa. Read on.

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Aileen Murphy’s brother was stone-cold sober when he lost his left hand and his faith in the machinery of a fortune cookie plant. The sobriety, if nothing else, was entirely Aileen’s fault. Seamus was an amiable enough drunk, never fought or whored. Deep in pints, he bought his sister roses, knock-off Hermes scarves, and a white mouse in a gilded cage. It was the mouse that forced her hand, red eyes and midnight chitters. Their mother always said that nothing good could come of rodents. Aileen had to act.

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Photograph by Brenda Gottsabend; Story by Lisa Ahn

Read more about Wing-Feather Fables here.

And for an extra special treat, read Lisa’s fascinating essay, “The Writing Life: Girls with Pens”. Perhaps you have wondered – “What could a pair of Disney princesses and the COO of Facebook have in common?” Lisa provides the answer.