“Barley, the Barefoot”
The Voice before the Void
Barley went barefoot, for 23 years.
In a land where this was not only not the custom, but was considered foolhardy, dangerous, insane, impolite, and unsanitary.
Every day he went barefoot, was filled with stimulating and novel experiences and sensations. Barley was happy, barefoot.
Barley was happy in a unique way that no one else he knew, could be, because no one else he knew, had a daily experience resembling his daily experience.
Then one day, Barley’s feet were cut off.