Holding onto works when winds sway stouter fellows, is as natural as the well-placed ladder or leg up. Wood doesn’t hold. Get a grip never implies an out-stretched hand. The trick of writing stories can include the duplicity of presenting ghosts and the happenstance of chance as naturally occurring phenomena. Waltzing, missing steps between magic realism and slips of blatant fantasy dance perilously close to your side of reality’s street.