Zazen In the Morning by Brian Tomaine
Approx. 2,770 words.
Published on April 2, 2013.
A dog bows inside a monastery, causing an unforeseen chain of events to occur. Is the dog a reincarnation? The whole village subsequently upends itself. Told with humor, warmth and originality this story meditates upon the nature of faith, the human condition, and baseball(particularly the Oakland Athletics.)