Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

yes, cannibals are bad

“Why are there bad guys?” Sasha once asked me. If I had to name one personal obsessive existential question of my own, that would be it. Yeah, why are there bad guys??

Upon learning the definition of the word “cannibal,” four year old Sasha was quiet for moment. Then he turned to me and, hoping this was not some tradition he was only now becoming aware of, asked, “That’s bad, right, Mom?”

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