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OUT OF THE DARK is a collection of four short stories written and read by Mary Lou. “Need Deep,” “Circle of Least Confusion,” “The Virginia Grace,” and “Beyond the Pale,” are beautifully wrought stories of four separate journeys through the darkness of disconnection, dislocation, and loss. The listener is drawn into each story, rich in sensory imagery, by Mary Lou’s warm, expressive voice.
Connective threads running through all four include: a reliance on a deep inner source; the discovery of gifts illuminated by the very darkness in which they lay; and, an underlying belief in the resilience of the human spirit. From Nana and her healing dolls to a circle of “imaginary” ladies, the voices of these characters linger long after the stories end — such is the resonance to be found herein…
“They spring from need and not from want or wish, Sweet Pea.”
— from “Need Deep”
Everyone calls me Crazy Caroline. …
— from “Circle of Least Confusion”
… there I sat in shocked silence, choosing not to tell Aunt Virginia Grace that I was home.
— from “The Virginia Grace”
Nancy was a virgin in matters of color…
But that was before Angelique introduced her to fire.
— from “Beyond The Pale”
Produced by William Dufris of Mind’s Eye Productions
Copyright 2005 by Mary Lou Hamilton Bagley