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The Eclectic Pen - Nanofiction 2

By: Paul H. (nessus19) - ,   + 43 more  
Date Submitted: 2/10/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories & Anthologies
Words: 66

  A kind of adolescent reaping has begun: my child has ceased to believe her bedtime stories -- her gathered years sufficient to sweep her past the wonder and the whimsy. So I wonder, where do these hapless characters go? Do they die as the elder gods did? Would the likes of Huitzilopochtli, Isis and Baal find white rabbits and pixies a respite in their banishment?

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Melanie K. (melanie) - 2/11/2007 1:25 PM ET
This really made me think. These imaginary folks aren't really banished, they still live when that teenager thinks of bravery, generosity, etc. in other people he encounters. And of course, they're reborn when he passes them on to his own children as well. Great writing!
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