The Short Stories

A Small Measure of Anxious Grace

Emmella is an anxious girl. She worries about the things most of us ignore or take for granted. She believes she can see things very few people can, experience events and causal relations before they even occur. Her mother is patient with her, trying to empathize and manage Em's anxiety. She assumes her daughter will grow out of this phase; but what she's about to realize is that maybe there's much more to Emmella's perceptions than just mere anxiety. And maybe it's time she start taking Emmella's observations a little more seriously. 


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Inquisition is a futuristic tale of humanity and hubris. An existential parable. It introduces the us to a weary “Assessor” by the name of Rindell, who has begun to not only question his own morality but that of his entire culture as he is assiduously tasked to pass terminal judgment on entire societies based solely on his assessments of their worthiness through the testimonies of selected "defendants". This is a story about Man and God and their insatiable quest for one another. Inquisition is the inspiration for Kesting's latest novel: This Garden of Souls!