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Welcome to Newsletter #106

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

The Night of 1,000 Murders by Mark Leidner
[The Night of 1,000 Murders by Mark Leidner]

A tale I heard

Actor George Clooney on being present at the death of his uncle, Dante DiPaolo:

"There is something very unsettling about being with someone when they die. People say it's peaceful. It's not peaceful. It's the most personal thing you can do, die, and you feel almost like you're invading someone's most personal moment by being there. So you can sit there and say, 'I'm here with you.' But really, you're on your own, they're on their own. And you don't know how to react. So you go, 'He was 87, he had a good life. He didn't want to live any more.' But I don't think of him as an 87-year-old. I remember when I was 12 and he was the guy giving me five bucks, teaching us to dance. He was a fun old man, fun guy."

A tale I saw

Silly Glasses and Pirate Ships by Jenny Foulds
[Silly Glasses and Pirate Ships by Jenny Foulds]

A tale I wrote


Jed woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
Underneath, to be precise.
He was surrounded by dust, crusty socks
and the monsters he’d banished many years ago.
They looked beautiful, less frightening.
He invited them to join him on top of the bed,
but they shook their heads.
Their eyes suggested they were scared of him.
Jed returned to the right side of his bed
with a renewed sense of self-confidence
and a plan of action for the year ahead.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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