“Charles the Good” / Memorable Fancies #1307

Charles’ over-riding goal was to do good; that was his mission in life. Whenever he did something to others that was good, he experienced warm dizziness and lightness as if the angels he didn’t quite believe in were bearing him up and singing.

But every time he had that warm and holy feeling, something always went wrong, and by the end he’d made everything worse.

Charles felt this was a curse and wondered why he’d been so afflicted, why he’d turned into a force for harm when all he wanted was to do good.

But the people who knew him, despairing of Charles and avoiding him whenever possible, never told him what he was doing wrong; they never told him the simple secret.


[the author, signing at the Great Falls Book Festival:]




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