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Becomes One Hundred Stories #41: Tells a Hippo Tale

This is a piece of short fiction in the style and universe of three of my novels: Becomes the Happy Man, Becomes God’s Silent Prophet, and Becomes the Meaning Blossom.

Tells a Hippo Tale

The sad young man said he felt defeated. He said he felt defeated all the time.

The young man asked why.

The sad young man said he wished he knew. He said if he knew then he would know what to do to stop being sad all the time.

The young man said he sometimes got sad, but whenever he got sad, he thought about the hippo and he always felt better. He said in fact he had been sad often like the sad young man was sad until (more…)

Becomes One Hundred Stories #30: Works in the Rain

This is a piece of short fiction in the style and universe of three of my novels: Becomes the Happy Man, Becomes God’s Silent Prophet, and Becomes the Meaning Blossom.

Works in the Rain

The rain fell. The rain fell on the man. The rain fell on the man while he worked. While he worked in the field. The field beside the river. The field beside the river that was dry in the summertime. Dry except for when it rained in the summertime. In the summertime while the man worked hard, and the rain fell on the man.

The man could work in any weather. The man could work in any weather, but his favorite weather to work in was sunshine. Sunshine in the summertime. The man could work in any weather, and he could work in the rain. He could work in the rain in any season, but his favorite season to work in the rain was summertime.

The man could work in the rain in the summertime almost as well as he could work in the sunshine in the summertime.

The man worked in the rain in the summertime in the field by the river, and he smelled the smells of fresh rainfall on dry, dusty ground. On dry, cracked leaves. He could hear the rain plop on (more…)