Mike over at Eye-Dancers has written this beautiful post which is truly inspirational and captures the true meaning of the season.
As someone who has pursued his flights of fancy in written form since childhood, there are times when I’m asked why I write the things I do. What motivates me to write a certain short story or a novel featuring four seventh-graders who cross through the void to a parallel world? It’s a fair question, of course. After all, what inspires any of us to do the things we do, to create the things we create?
There are multiple answers, layered answers. Interests, passions, points of view . . . each of us pursues those things that matter to us, those things we feel a need to share with others.
But there is also a simpler answer, something that delves deeper, moves beyond the subjects and themes, similes and metaphors.
There is something more . . .
Consider an event that took place one hundred years ago–on…
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