The Dunes South of Town

Hoar frost paints the fields, dappling a hazy whiteness over winter’s brown expanse.  Waves of snow ripple to the horizon, if not stopped dead by broken hills.  Some creature crawling over the horizon. . . In time it resolves into a figure coming towards me in long robes.  I could change direction, but the gravitation […]

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Enter the Huckster

In the year of our misfortune, the century hard to place, a peach-headed man descended on Rust Hill, pretending to have hitch-hiked there.  Tall-hatted, in gilded peacoat and with an unnatural paste slathered on his face to hide infirmity, he was an old time huckster in the classic american mold, looking to sell the people […]

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Is this Social?

  They want your image  they want your soul  as much as you can give  they’ll take it all They want information   they want consent   monetizing us   down to the last cent Like we’re just products lined up on a shelf   a piece of meat   cut and paste yourself Inside out […]

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Kampuchea

Smoke rising out of the jungle, houses on stilts. Where are we? Ornate village temples, palm trees poking here and there out of lowland fields. Moving from Vietnam into Cambodia there is less Chinese influence and more Indian. The land opening up, less people and more cattle. This is a heavy place, something about it.. […]

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Naja Naja Kaouthia

More and more animals are starting to walk upright.  What’s happening?  Some kind of reality wave washed over everything. There are reports of chimpanzees who seem to have evolved, that they’ve learned how to use fire and are burning each other’s villages. Minds bent against it, trying to figure it out…  Things have changed and […]

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This planet is being eaten

The transcripts of Bern Hijkl’s recounted journeys by way of the Calculix are hard to reconcile.  I had to remind myself that they were the product of controlled research, conducted by reputable scientists and overseen by Dr. LeVram himself. Bern describes scenes that to him are as real as any place, though their plot and […]

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Library incidents

I have a story in the latest edition of Locust Magazine called ‘University Library’: Locust Three – December 2012 Incidents while drifting through corridors… ‘I approach a tarnished wooden table bending under the weight of texts. One archaic-looking tome catches my attention. It’s an atlas, waiting to be opened again. The atlas creaks open, land […]

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