Stories tagged orphan

And Then: Parts 1-3

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I was secretly of the opinion that I might be more at home in one of those evangelical sects that elevate losing control to a form of worship.

Abandoned

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How could you run from me now? The loneliest child in the house

The $64,000 Question

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One day over a hardscrabble dinner of gristly beef and lumpy mashed potatoes, his uncle looked up at him and said, “Kee-rist, boy, school’s gonna start any day now. And winter ain’t far behind. I can’t keep you here. We gotta figure out something for you.

The Strongest Girl in the World

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At the edge of the forest, his sister began to complain about how everybody—their mother and father and all of her friends included—hated her. It was exasperating, the light she sometimes put herself in. The fact of the matter was that she received more

An Orphan of Fire

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I break your flesh and make music on the harp of your bones.