The nerd-baptism of watching a new Star Wars movie for the first time is, to quote a certain Supreme Leader, “something truly special.” The anticipation, the chills, that stirring feeling in your gut… there’s nothing else like it.
This Christmas-themed snap fiction story took flight when I snapped a picture of two storks on a grassy field, looking for… something.
The notion that things “happen for a reason” is a powerful idea. It is also a dangerous one. The concept of “agency” is so central to our understanding of ourselves and our world that we apply it even where there is no agency to be found.