Serpent Gods from Southeast Asia to the Amazon

Nāgas are a class of serpent beings or minor deities in Hindu and Buddhist cosmology.  They take the form of massive, often multi-headed snakes with human features.  Nāgas are said to reside in Pātāla, the seventh of the nether-dimensions, and are associated with the underworld, caverns, rivers and other water bodies.  They are believed to […]

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Trashed

This website is called The Selfcleaning World, but it’s going to take the world a long time to clean Vietnam. I don’t see much evidence of organized garbage collection, a lot of it ending up in ditches, fields and waterways. It gets worse in rural areas. Seems slightly apocalyptic.

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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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