The Princess Who Had Everything She Needed

https://youtu.be/qhunZiepDrU By C. Dawn McCallum (Originally published in Brilliant Star Magazine, March/April Issue 2003) Princess Sufficient gazed over the village square as the subjects of her parents’ kingdom prepared for the daily Celebration of the Big Rising Sun. Next to the Festival of Helpfulness that lasted all day long, and the Feast of the Well-Lived... Continue Reading →

How to Not Drown

It is the Red-White-and-Blue summer of 1976. I am five years old. My parents are—I believe—off somewhere sorting out the details of their looming divorce, while my grandmother, Polly, takes me and my brothers swimming at a lake somewhere in either North or East Texas. I am five, so the details are unclear. What is... Continue Reading →

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