The Fear of God

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Living in Paradise

Remember the dark shadow that used to chase you in your dreams, the one who shaped your nightmares. As a child, you cowered in its/his presence. He or it, or whatever it was who drained the energy out of you. Sometimes you flew to escape an inevitable fate.

In the small living room, you stood, trying to hold the door to stop him from breaking in. You recited the Lord’s Prayer and Hail Marys…