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" mystery in a luminous word..."
charles frode
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Read short stories and selections

"A Dream of India"

Title story from Frode's 1st short story collection, A Dream of India & Other Mystic Stories of Radiance and Darkness

"One Times One"

Title story from Frode's 2nd short story collection, One Times One & Other Numinous Stories of Redemption and Loss

"Dreaming of Fish"

Title story from Frode's  3rd short story collection, Dreaming of Fish & Other Apocalyptic Stories Of Foreboding and Grace

"Chapter 1: Beginning of the End"

from Frode's memoir,  I Am Goldmund: My Spiritual Odyssey With Narcissus

"Chapter 6: Mumbo-Jumbo"

from Frode's The Garden: Perennial Reflections on Beginnings and Ends

"I Am the Jester"

 Frode's short story about medieval Spain, El-Andalus

"They's Things Disappearin'"

A recent story written to acknowledge and honor the hundreds of beautiful old Idaho farmhouses razed to the ground to make way for the virus of more neighborhoods.

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  1. A Dream of India & Other Mystic Stories of Radiance and Darkness 14 stories that emerged from mystical intersections of humanity, reality, and magic.

  2. One Times One & Other Numinous Stories of Redemption and Loss  14 sinister, disturbing, gently cynical stories.

  3. Dreaming of Fish & Other Apocalyptic Stories Of Foreboding and Grace  15 haunting stories, the last concentrated benignly pessimistic squeezings from a late harvest, a mystical gumbo of stirred dimensions.

  4.  I Am Goldmund: My Spiritual Odyssey With Narcissus  - my memoir recounting my spiritual odyssey with a modern monk wherein we discovered an identical passion and understanding of archetypical forces embodied in one friendship as Hermann Hesse revealed in his Narcissus and Goldmund.

  5.  The Garden: Perennial Reflections on Beginnings and Ends  metaphorical, spiritual, and human reflections on gardening, reality, and the mysteries and wonder of being human.

  6. The Yearning Lurks: The Collected Poems  a fascination with and seduction by the sound power of words, love poems, love for life, and its complement, mortality, poems of free verse, rhyming, metrical, and narrative.