After some much appreciated feedback from friends and my critique group, I’ve posted a new story (linked in the menu above), The Jaguar and the Poison Frog. This fable is in part an homage to one of my literary heroes, Rudyard Kipling.
In greater part it’s an attempt to try to reconcile Hope and Fear. We need them both; the blind of hope of the child becomes foolishness and naivete without the lessons of fear; the blind fear of the adult becomes paralysis and death without the freedom of hope. I’m bad at balancing Hope and Fear. Hope, especially, is hard for me.