Stories

a collection of texts on, about, or with the theme of stories.

erem and the house of heritage

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EREM AND THE HOUSE OF HERITAGE

And so the adage stands: to draw in the desert is to add sand to sand.

Where would a story of sand begin?  
Where does sand's story end?

One Book says that the story of sand starts at the house of Erem.

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 DESERTS

Before the desert, there was Erem and his father and his father’s father’s land, lush with the mangoes and the lychees and the buzzards beyond trees.

Before the desert, there was life. But too much life. Life like rind after rind after rind peeled around an Earth forever-rampant and rot-free.

And before the desert, there was the sound of a thread in a sumac wood pan.

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