This story . . . oh my. I just don’t have the words to do it justice. Joe Shaw is a treasure we know about and the rest of the world will some day recognize as such. Today’s COVID Chronicle is a parable we need today. We. Us. All of us.
Click on the Codex Vaticanus to read Joe’s story, “New Translation.” You might want to pray before you begin.
When you read a short story, and then its over, and you spend a lot of time trying to think what it was telling you and deciding it could be fifteen different things — all of the fifteen things — you know the story was good. That is what we have here with Joe Shaw’s outstanding “Dead Tree”. Those of you who are regular readers of Shaw expect a certain level of gore and mayhem but this one is tame by his standards and that means it is safe for all audiences.
Click on the Creature From The Black Lagoon to read the story.
Oh wow! I just got home from a long day at work — we are working hard planning the re-opening process of our church as COVID-19 restrictions ease — and I find Joe Shaw’s terrifying parable of modern life. The phrase, ‘This is the way we do things now” will stay with me a while.
If you want to read Joe’s story, “The New Family On Beecher Street” click on the middle red hyacinth. Not the one to the left nor the one to the right. The middle one.
Remember, these stories are all free — no gimmicks and no tricks. We just want to give you something to read and make you think during this COVID crisis.