Gimbling in the Wabe – Why the Bells Chimed

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My father was a minister, and for many years, a highlight for me was the Christmas Eve services he held for the churches in his parish.  In lieu of a sermon, he would read a story that would touch our hearts. This was one of his favorites – the story of Pedro and Little Brother [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Gift to You

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I’ve posted this before, but it bears repeating, especially at this time of year. My father was a minister, and one of my fondest childhood memories was watching him conduct Christmas Eve services.  In lieu of a sermon, he often would read a story that would touch our hearts. This was one of his favorites [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Subversive Fiction

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Great fiction is meant to inspire. That may not, perhaps, be the agenda of the novelist at the outset of writing, but when one is discussing topics that seem out of the social norm or that demonstrates the act of subverting common convention, then inspiration is inevitable. Subverting what is accepted, what is considered safe [….]