Stories

But Not Yet

St. Augustine and Refusal of the Call St. Augustine was born Aurelius Augustinus in Algeria, in the north of Africa, in the year of our Lord three hundred and fifty-four.  His understanding of the world, our relationship with God, and… Read More ›

A Tale of Two Planets

A visible tremor rippled the length of Zircon’s foot when the sensory tentacle found his skirt.  Immediately, though with a hint of reluctance, he retracted an optical tentacle from the quartz porthole above his head and flashed the customary “Who… Read More ›

Discussions at a Textbook Fair

Entering the community room at the college where you work is somewhat disconcerting.  The haunting “Promenade” theme from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition keeps playing through your head; it must have been on the radio driving up here.  You’re right… Read More ›