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"Dreams, Desires and Dead Ends"

"Dreams..." is a Collection of Robin Chappell's Short Stories from a period where work was hard to get, just after the Housing Crash of 2008. He was living in a state of limbo (much like that in the Story, "The Wait." Although not as drastic...


These Stories were apparently just waiting to 'pour forth,' as he began writing and the Stories Came. The Analogy he uses is, "The Muse knocked on my (Creative) Door, and I answered. Words flowed, Writers Block became banished.

Included below, is one of his "Flash Fiction" pieces of Writing. For Your Consideration...

[flash fiction] "Some Definitions"

It's been said that Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

But I've also come to realize when someone speaks of Destiny, it's the idea that you can't do anything different, (because the results will be the same?). Fate also goes (sometimes more extremely) by this definition. "You were fated to have that happen," someone might say, as if that were the end all statement of their idea of facts that would not be able to be avoided.

But then there is also Hope... Hope might be defined with an example of someone looking in their wallet (or purse) and knowing that there is only one dollar left there; but each time hoping that by some miracle, 'This time there will be more money.'

Ah, the tenuous strings that we hand our lives on at times.

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