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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 3, September 2019
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Martin Duguay
Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk, South Korea


Sanctuary

I sit on a pew next to my parents and look around bewildered as “Ave Maria” blares from the church organ. On the nearest wall, a painting depicts a man being nailed to a cross. I turn away quickly. Straight ahead, statues with benevolent expressions fail to shield me from the ghastly sight of the same man hanging from a tall wooden cross. I long for the safety of my room.

church bells fade. . .
the boy's toy train
enters a tunnel

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