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Cedar Dust and Sore Shoulders

She heard the saw cease its whirring.

Her love stomped in, dewdrops of sweat lining his creased forehead, clutching a crude cedar carving of a heart.

He had suffered so much, and still laboured under the weight of the memories, but today, it seemed, his stomps fell a little lighter.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

This story is based on a title suggested by @PoshPlatypus.

Unlikely Ascension

When we finally summited Mount Kilimanjaro, the last thing we expected to see was a withered old man in an all-terrain wheelchair, surrounded by ten burly sherpas.

He looked at us with pale, watery eyes and said, “Remember, friends: money can buy you neither happiness nor salvation.”

Then he smiled.


This story is based on a title suggested by Jeremy Quinn.