Category Archives: Dystopia

Passing Thoughts

Passing thoughts passing us by into the nothingness of nothing, the nothing of nothingness; the wherefore of whys, the whys of wherefore; the noise of silence, the silence of noise; the emptiness of empty, the empty of emptiness; the traveller … Continue reading

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Now

Now is forever, now forever, the long wait of disappointed days appointed to be afar off and away; out of reach of our grasp that flails forlornly in the air striking at shimmering apparitions that were never here never real … Continue reading

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A 1960’s Northern Town

fading back the years, to Friday-paid dirt-nailed stand-up straight-razor guys, smoke-stenched beer-drenched, immersed in Willy Dixon’s words strung like wire barbed across their hearts; lost in deep resonances of factory-line steam-hammers raw and edged like John Lee Hooker’s “BOOM…BOOM…BOOM “, … Continue reading

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Surveillance ( A Short Story )

He watches the lives of others through the end of a telephoto lens. It’s 5:42 a.m. on an ordinary suburban housing estate and he’s been squatting for the past 6 hours in an unmarked delivery van when he catches a … Continue reading

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Dustbowl Memories ( A short story )

“Never felt heat like it kid..”; my grandpa would reminisce apropos of nothing. It would always be Summer and we’d be sweltering as a family out on the porch trying to catch our collective breaths and there’d be grandpa reassuring … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones ( A Short Story )

      They’d taken me to A&E around 4 a.m. Not a good time to get sent to the hospital, Saturday before dawn, the morning after the night before. Drunks, junkies, vagrants, the knifed, the shot, the battered, the … Continue reading

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My Sweetheart ( A Valentine’s Noir Short Story )

  “My sweetheart!”..that random thought arced across the empty horizon of his mind illuminating its darkest corners like the flashbulb of a papparazzi camera. He saw you there, there in the magazine, there on stage. there on the screen.Pristine,immaculate ; … Continue reading

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