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A Life Without Art

A short story

After the child came, she set about to try to live without poetry. It proved too much for her to bear. Alynda felt that madness was encroaching on her soul.

So she sat under the magnolia tree alone on a spring day and conjured the gods and goddesses of art and beauty. She prayed they would help her to see the beauty all around her. Help her write poetry and create a well designed…



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