Cups with Coriander: Sip One

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She stopped stirring her coffee and pointed her spoon at me.

“Here’s how I see it. Cultural paradigms are the ‘one-size-fits-all’ garments of the global morality shop. Created by the median intellects, they dismiss out of hand the variances in curve and line that a complex mind carries, and leaves them to the auspices of the psychologist and the criminologist.

To be of sophisticated thought is to be a lunatic or a villain, and it is left to environment or religion to decide which you become.”

I studied her thoughtfully, then said,

“But couldn’t that just be construed as rationalization?”

She flung her head back and cackled.

“And THAT, my friend, is how they keep you down.”

It was then that I really began to know fear of her….and of what she was capable.


next: Cups with Coriander: Sip Two

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VK Lynne

VK Lynne is a writer and musician from Los Angeles. She penned the award-winning web series 'Trading on 15', and her writing has been published in Image Curve, The Elephant Journal, GEM Magazine and Guitar Girls Magazine. She has authored lyrics for three of her own solo albums and for the bands Vita Nova, stOrk, and The Spider Accomplice.

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