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Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market by Sonia Greenfield | Sunday, September 13, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

September 13th, 2015

Episode 337 of 753 episodes

The metal halo was bolted into his skull, little drills secured the scaffold, so his bones could rebuild themselves. How truly graced he must have been to survive a broken neck. Someday he’ll remember how he had to turn his whole body, caged, to watch the fruit vendor polish apples. His hair will cover the... Read more »

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