Error in Transfer

Error in Transfer

There is a character in my head who lives his life in regret, and whom parts of my subconscious try to speak through: a character in a story I’ve been writing since I was twelve, and one that I am here to say goodbye to. I’m sitting behind him in a beer garden, staring at the back of his head. Today is the day of his funeral, but he doesn’t know it. I haven’t the heart to tell him either,…

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Love and Road Kill, Available to Read at Mildred.co

Love and Road Kill, Available to Read at Mildred.co

Let’s talk about love, baby. Yes, I did just misquote a Salt ‘N’ Pepa song in way of introduction, but I’m assuming their grasp of grammar is so tenuous they won’t notice. More specifically, let’s talk about love’s trials and tribulations. They say its course never runs smooth, but it seems not only is it uneven, it is also riddled with road kill. I’m speaking to you now as a thirty-six year old, some twenty-two years after the event I’m…

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Why I Write

Why I Write

I remember in grade 5 I accompanied my dad to my school’s parent / teacher night. The teacher’s comments went something along the lines of, ‘He’s a bright lad. He just needs to pay attention more and apply himself. He’s quite the class clown. Often daydreaming.’ I turned to my dad and smiled. I’d taken it as a compliment. They both stared down with pursed lips at me. I’ve always been a daydreamer. I’m guilty of asking people a question…

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Separated – Available at Mildred.co

Separated – Available at Mildred.co

My new short story, Separated, has been published on Mildred.co.  There was a heatwave many years back, and the days and time moved through molasses. My house, not far from the city, had a study as the front room that I used as an office. The bay window overlooked the street and driveway, which led to the front door at the side of the house, and I spent the days working, living alone, and it felt my life was drawing…

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The Internet is Weird

The Internet is Weird

I’ve decided to start documenting the strange occurrences I come across on the Internet (denoted with the hashtag #theinternetisweird). It will primarily record the odd coincidences / obscurities Google ads or Facebook throw at me while leisurely surfing. The idea came to me last week while I was reading an article about creepy things kids say, and Google ads suggested I try out a career in childcare. The concept was further cemented as I was browsing through images, and came…

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The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze Pitch

The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze Pitch

For those of you who may not have read my recent posts, consisting of chapters 1-4 of The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze, the following synopsis contains a crucial spoiler, so you may not want to read on. I’ve wanted to post this for a while, and it is in part why I have posted the previous chapters. If you have read them, or if you’re one of those prone to skipping ahead of a book, or even reading the…

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The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze: Chapter Four

The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze: Chapter Four

Chapter Four: Galactic Burgers Jusius, the Holo, Farlo and his future self stepped out of the Creaser into the blue and white docking bay of EarthWorld’s Galactic Burgers. As they strode through the corridor a glass wall on their left allowed view into an enormous playground where hundreds of infant aliens played. Farlo was relieved to see human children among them, and not at all alarmed to see one with its head trapped inside a baby alien slug-thing’s mouth. The…

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The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze: Chapter Three

The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze: Chapter Three

Chapter Three: Future Farlo, Jusius & the Holo Farlo stared for what felt an aeon before he conjured anything to say. What he did say was fairly unspectacular, but given the circumstances he could forgive himself for that: this was an occasion he’d never thought to rehearse. ‘You’re me…’ ‘I am,’ Future Farlo nodded. ‘That’s right. I’ve come from your future to warn you of my past.’ He paused for a moment then winced. ‘Wow, that sounded contrived… Come back…

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The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze: Chapter Two

The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze: Chapter Two

The following is another excerpt of a work in progress, Chapter 2 of The Various Futures of Farlo Breeze, following on from my previous post, ingeniously titled Chapter One: The Irony of Smart-food. As per the previous chapter, this is a work in progress and a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, would be quite amazing and I’d love you to get in contact and tell me all about it. The Various Futures of Farlo…

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