Chambers of Deception

Can you look at a person and know them? If you hear them talk, does that mean that you know them, then? Should I tell you my backstory? Will that make me more real? I’ll listen and agree with you as you do me Forging connections both social and emotional But does that mean that…

Notebook Find No.1 THING

When you find yourself thinking long and hard about a thing Know that you are soon to lose it Because the thing about thinking too much about a thing is Your thoughts become transformative Your mind morphs it into some other shit That never really existed anywhere but in there Simultaneously building it up and…

Notebook Find No.2 EARTH

I like to think of the world as upside down Where the sky is the ground And the earth is up above There’s no such thing as love And so there is no hate All people pray to a power above Because up there is the provider of life Up there is the earth Up…

PUT THE PHONE DOWN!

This is a reaction to the frustration of staring at the tops of people’s heads as they glare down, down, down into the little palmtop screens that appear to have a magnetic force pulling on their eyeballs and sucking common sense from their brains.  

Support Group

There were, roughly, 50-55 people sat in the chair circle on this particular night. So many, in fact, that you could scarcely call it a circle anymore, just a small room with people packed in, three-deep, around the edges and one man stood imperiously at the centre. Usually you’d find 10, maybe 15 regular participants,…

Guidance Needed

Every so often, we come across people who seem strange to us, yet so familiar. And these people leave a great impact on our lives.

Smartphones, Silly Giants

“Miss, can you please step onto the travelator? Miss, move across to the travelator!” The train station attendant manipulated his way through the crowd effortlessly in comparison to Julie’s awkward tripping and fumbling, as he approached and urged her towards one of the many snaking walkways. “Oh, sorry. I’m not using a device so…” “Move…

Gold Plated Cold Blooded

Thinking back on it now, I still believe that I would have played the whole situation in exactly the same way. In my shoes, you would have too. I’m positive about that. There was just no way to know. You could never have worked it out. Not to any degree of certainty. I mean, there…

I’ve Never Liked Kidney Beans Anyway

I’ve never really spoken about my experience with cancer, other than stating the fact that I had it a long time ago and then quickly brushing the whole thing aside before people’s faces sadden with an unwarranted sympathy. I’m not inhibited about mentioning it, but mentioning it is as far as I’ll tend to go….