Lunch with a lama

by Beth Shepherd
( January 27th, 2010 )

Inky blackness greets my eyes as I step outside our hotel’s front door. My skin prickles from the intense sharpness of the cold air. As my eyes adjust to the darkness, I can see millions of stars filling the darkness, like a Pointillist painting. The Milky Way spills out in …

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A monk and a fish

by Beth Shepherd
( January 20th, 2010 )

Thwap goes my hand, as I smack it down hard on the table, leaving one mortally wounded fruit fly. A remaining undamaged silvery wing twitches a bit before I flick my fingers and send the fly sailing over the table’s edge to its demise.

Big Papa shakes his head. “I guess …

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Shepherd’s Pie

by Beth Shepherd
( December 30th, 2009 )

“Breeep, breeep, BREEEP!” The sharp piercing staccato of our fire alarm fills the airspace. Big Papa and I are making Shepherd’s Pie from scratch and setting off the fire alarm is part of our annual tradition.
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