“And as any Buddhist will tell you, a human being…cannot exist for even a few seconds of time on planet earth without desiring something.

“Yearning for something…suggests the deepest level of desire…”

– excerpted from the essay, “A Short Short Theory” by Robert Olen Butler, from the book Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Rose Metal Press [buy | borrow]

Drawing by R. B. Kitaj, 1991

[n\h/t to Awesome People Reading for the image…]