Monthly Archives: November 2016

Don’t Burn the Witch

As the crowd pushed forward and moved towards the small lake, I found myself irresistibly caught in the middle of a fast-moving current of very angry people. On the far shore was a small farm. It was where the witch lived.

Ever since she moved in there had been whispers of magic and mischief,

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Leap of Faith

The fortune teller pointed to a worn couch1 in her tent. It seemed like an odd thing to bring such heavy furniture with a traveling circus, but it looked comfortable and my feet were hurting, so I was happy to sit down for a few minutes. Listening to her slow and monotone voice explaining about tarot cards and chicken bones2,

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Two Deadly Sins

The pessimist looked down at all the people roaming the streets of a small town. Standing on a grass-covered hill, shaded by a magnificent oak tree, the three of us were getting into a heated discussion. “Two deadly sins will turn this fine town into a big bad city, covered in smoke and dust and filth.” said the pessimist.

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The Beetle, the Bird, and the Boot

The Oracle’s eyes were like wells into which a thousand years of wisdom had been poured. “I have heard your question many times before”, she said with a voice that reverberated with knowledge from a million encyclopedias and more. “Many kings and queens come before me to ask how to control their kingdoms.

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The Art of War

Standing in the shadows, I watch a merciless fight between two formidable enemies. One makes her moves swiftly and with great force, the other more carefully and with an eerie calm. As the end draws nearer, I try to guess the winner – but cannot. They are both seemingly in control and their positions refuse to reveal the outcome to my untrained eye.

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The Garden

The CEO of the successful company Z is pacing back and forth in the large conference room. It’s abundantly clear that something is bothering him. Sitting in one of the chairs is a confident-looking young woman, appearing calm and collected. The follicly challenged CEO stops in front of her and asks angrily:

I have offered you everything – more money,

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