Tag Archives: Memory

Flashpoint ( A Short Story )

It’s Aiko’s birthday today. Just as the new chrysanthemum dawn begins to beckon, she awakens and her naïve sleep-filled gaze is captivated by the spreading dawn that’s only an hour or so into its ineluctable theatre of nature. Its flamingo-hued … Continue reading

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Writer in Exile

Dexter Stevenson lime green ascot and redundant cigarette holder, never shook Hemingway’s hand; never came to write the great American novel, never realised the fecund potential of his literary dreams, instead he was anthologised in limited circulation magazines from Baffin … Continue reading

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Les Autres ( A Short Story )

The unexplained disappearance of the reclusive author had never been properly investigated,at least not to the satisfaction of his fans,his readers and most of all his adopted son,the wannabe reporter on the local rag. For years this state of dissatisfaction … Continue reading

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Intermezzo

Voices on a phonograph flutter across a deserted apartment, their cadences lose themselves among the zig – zag alleyways on whose rooves silhouettes are painted by passing airships on bright timeless summer days; In a nearby park the oompah band … Continue reading

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Extraction Point

Rotor blades are swiping the sky, bronze and orange paint their surreal stripes across the horizon; throbbing humming whirring, meld into cacophany; Rotor blades are swiping the sky, chattering clattering hammering, smacking concrete jarring the senses; squatting crouching striding toward … Continue reading

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Lakota

  The bitter dusts of war the bitter dusts of famine, pierce men’s skins swirling in their hearts with a coyote chorus of forgotten words, forgotten peace; The Winds of corpses and the Winds of souls, howl with their forgotten … Continue reading

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Posted in 19th.Century American History, Allegory, Colonialism, Culture, Ennui, Existential, Identity, Imperialism, Nature/Environment, Nostalgia, Philosophy, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Statue

The city of Concepcion, its physical parameters circum- scribed by conjectural development, its identity arrived at through an intricate labyrinth of historically determined steps; At its heart the dominant Plaza of the Conquistadors abutted by an inspiring Madre de Dios … Continue reading

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Posted in 16th.Century History, Allegory, Contemporary Society, Ennui, Existential, Homage to Borges, Identity, Magic Realism, memories | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment