[Disclaimer: the following post is spoiler free.] This is the age of nostalgia. I don’t just say it because I’m no longer in my tweens and, like so many other thirty-somethings decades before me, think that the times and culture of my youth were a thousand times better than what they are now – that is to be expected. There is something […]
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[For the previous chapters, check the Lady of the Sea‘s main page] It had an unusual shape, almost resembling a perfect circle – one that had been half-bitten off. When the tide was high, it looked like the letter C. When it was low, as it was now, it had a lovely, spacious beach. A man came out of the […]
The upside of being indoors on hot August days.
[For the previous chapters, check the Lady of the Sea‘s main page] All the ship’s crew was up and gathered around the rear. They were chattering and pointing excitedly, as if they couldn’t believe their eyes. Azov walked towards them, looking very annoyed. This was no attack, or else they would all be in their posts and battle cries would […]
Stuck at home for a while and don’t feel like zombie-ing out in front of a screen? Always wanted to try something but think you’re too old? Here’s Miss Watercolour Fox to get you inspired.
Going back to 90s music for some unknown reason. This is still one of the best, classier pop albums of all time. You Have Been Loved is heartbreakingly beautiful.
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After having been dragged down to the Queen’s dungeons, Peafowl was thrown into an empty cell by two brutes with no obvious respect for nobility. The place was dark and damp and the air smelled of something Peafowl couldn’t quite name but that he was sure someone somewhere used as a potent fertilizer. “Here you go, my lord. Enjoy your […]
It’s been a while since I had been there, but it I still feel right at home.
A childhood friend made me a business proposal that involves a fair amount of writing, on the same week I decided to resume the countless unfinished stories I’ve left abandoned inside a gazillion unfinished notebooks. We meet up at a nice café by a park lake for the briefing and brainstorming and I tell him about how I’m battering myself […]
…texting your proxy-mom asking if you can have dinner at her place because you had a shitty day and don’t feel like going back to an empty house to wallow in self-pity – and seeing this when you finally get there:
Crossing the Bar, Alfred Lord Tennyson
It’s the goblins again! The plan: go to one of The Holy Bible shows in 2015. The venture: never-ending setbacks from day one. Getting the tickets back in December of last year was a nightmare, from visa cards failing, to money transfers and login issues – all to the sound of the ticking clock you always get with shows that […]
Sketched tribute to one of my heroes captured with dodgy smartphone camera:
Barry White Gone Wrong @ Sabotage
Tony Cokayne lived up to his name. (It ran in the family He wasn’t to blame.) Where there was demand, he’d supply Except for wise ass kids Wanting to get high On any shit they could buy. Tony Cokayne felt no shame. He wasn’t one to hide (Only, maybe, from time to time When the cops came snooping by.) He’d […]
Most of the pirates were unable to sleep that night. Some of them had heard this old tale before, when they were young boys, but only bits and pieces and never while sailing high at sea on a full moon night. How did the baby survive when she showed no signs of being alive and was left in the cold […]
it was someone else’s book (one still on the shelf) and all its shades of blue poured in at twelve there were waves along the sideway our underwater promenade a bit like Moses a bit like swimming all while asleep under the linen.
It is always Us vs. Them. The Others are different so They must be feared. What was that? You don’t fear Them? We’ll take care of that for you. Repeat after us: Threat. Violence. Terror. Evil. Infidels. Degenerates. One more time. Repeat this everyday – it’s for your own safety. And don’t worry: we’ll remind you. Very often. When They attack […]