The story

Children playing and gardening - Grattan School mural

Children playing and gardening – Grattan School mural

Rose, the story teller, is an ordinary woman in an ordinary village–a village much like hamlets and towns all over the Earth.

Rose and the people in her world are entirely my invention and based on no humans living or dead.

She and her companions come to me as fictional characters likely come to any writer, born of the mind, of imagination, and of experiences–some remembered, some very likely forgotten–and perhaps through some medium few of us comprehend or understand.

In Village, Rose shares tidbits of her daily life for the hamlet’s archives. Rose’s narrative, like that of any of the villagers, is part of the community’s oral history project and leaves a trail of cumulative wisdom and knowledge for generations to come.

For the people of Ordinary, it is as important to know from whence they came as it is to live enthralled with the present, ever mindful of the mark they leave for future generations.

To read the story in chronological order …

Rose’s journal entries are published as blog posts, most recent first. To read her story in chronological order, begin with Rose’s first journal entry, Wake. After the comments section on that page, you will find a link to the next entry. Follow the trail and you will easily read the entire story from conception to most recent post.

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To assure you don’t miss Rose’s next story, sign up for email notifications. Look for the “Subscribe” box in the right hand column on any page. I won’t sell or give your email address to anyone, nor will I send you any other emails, unless you contact me with a request.

Comments and discussion not only welcome, but vital

Speaking of comments, I welcome and relish them. Communication is, after all, the key to solving all our problems and building a good world. I encourage you, at the end of each post, to share your thoughts and feelings about the story, its vision, and what you would like to see next.

Surely we will disagree at times, about how the world might be if there were no hatred, no greed, no guile, no lies. We may even disagree that such a world is possible. I ask only that you keep your comments civil, and that you strive to build peace in every word you employ here.

Most especially, I encourage you to share how you contribute to a vision of a peaceful, prosperous world in your daily life–the ways, small and large, you visualize and help to build a good world, more like the world of Ordinary, for generations to come.

Learn more about the story, about Rose and the villagers

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We make peace in a million small ways every day.
All text and images, unless otherwise noted, © L. Kathryn Grace. All rights reserved.

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