Hymn Stories

By Christopher Zoukis The stone is red with polyps of purple.  Rough edges contrast with the polished, glass-like front where the name is engraved.  Above the name, floating surreally, two hands posed in prayer indicate that below lies a person of faith.  Below the name are the dates:  September 4, 1912 is the day of […]

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Those Who Have To Be Carefully Kept

By Christopher Zoukis “Break easily, have sharp edges, and those who have to be carefully kept.”  These, according to the Skin Horse, are the kind of people who don’t ‘become.’ Marilyn Monroe, I decided, was probably one of those who didn’t ‘become.’  She broke easily, I think.  And she needed to be carefully kept, too.  […]

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