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Friday, December 16, 2016

Today's OneWord: Atlas

My grandmother’s atlas was so big that it took up the entire coffee table. Its worn down cover, however, still retained a tint of royal blue, as if this sort of book of maps were fit more for a monarch than a country matron. As I flipped through the pages, I was amazed to find nations I had never heard of before. Shaktu. Hothmandi. Were these real, or had I accidentally found a fantasy world?

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