The Pause that Refreshes

Given the status quo —  news feeds full of Ponzi schemes, bilked billions, punted auto industry bailouts, and thrown shoes; a midwinter sky the color of waxed paper, a personal, parental to-do list that’s grown insupportably long (don’t tell me you don’t have one!) —  I figure there’s no better way to start a Monday than with some escapism and a damn good story.  
There’s one right here.    
Yeah, I know I’ve sung the praises of Five Chapters before, but geez louise I’m impressed by their fiction — and this week’s serialization looks like an especially good one.