The killer arrived just after The Three Wise Men had departed. He slipped in through the barred second floor window with his toolkit and chloroform in hand, stuffed the rag into my mouth, then went to work dismantling my time. I learned later that the killer’s name was Winter, and that he had already visited […]Read more "The Fifth Winter"
After all this time, I’ve finally had my first look at the Mediterranean Sea. Well, the, uhhh… the photo doesn’t exactly do it justice BUT it was there and I did see it. I stood on the salty sidewalk, peeped over the brown sand and tried to picture the total weight of that water, that […]Read more "By the Sea – Málaga"
Memory is one of the strangest functions of our brains. In fact, it seems like it doesn’t even come from us at all. We never think about it in terms of lobes, grey matter and electrical signals, instead, we experience memory as random floods, pouring rain and dazzling explosions from some out there. We all […]Read more "Echoes"
Edinburgh is the original “writer’s city” and once you visit you begin to see why. It’s a heavily layered city, an interesting and provocative jumble of stone, people and local colour that could inspire any heart. It’s the sort of place you sit and drink whisky in tiny, damp pubs, surrounded by lost souls and […]Read more "Electric Holyrood – The United Kingdom Part 3"
So it’s the end of the semester and people are heading home. All of the friends made while on exchange, all of those travellers following the same misty roads as you, will soon be branching off onto further adventures on their own. The future is vast and scary and unknowable. It is, however, a sea […]Read more "Don’t fear Goodbyes, they don’t exist anymore"
The moon, squashed and lame, still struggled shining brightly over the world. The trees, tall and tired, stood black and stalwart against the approaching light. The mist, thick, milky, glowed under the crippled moon. Against the trees it was water. All too easy to see it as beautiful calming, isolating, like driving high-speed, goddamned, thunder […]Read more "South Australian Highway"