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“Blocked” is a monologue narrated by God. He explains that he was young when he created Earth, and there are many things he would do differently if he had the whole experience to do over again. He also responds to some common criticisms, noting, for example, that he does not involve himself in human affairs because he had intended the world to have its own “propulsion” (201). He has criticisms of his own, believing that people as a whole should be less judgmental and less rigid in their thinking. God also says that he struggles with depression, but feels better when walking his dog.

“The Canker” is an allegory that takes place on an unnamed island. The protagonist Esorik, an older woman, worked on the docks as a fish salter, and also as a teacher, telling mythical stories to children. A new...

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