I am publishing a new novella. Triptycution is a portmanteau of triptych and execution. As such we have three-part novella on the phenomena of execution, the fear of those inflicted with it and of those dread beings who commit it. The question of suffering has been the most asked in history, but what of those … Continue reading Triptycution — new book
The typical pathol-… the typic-… the t-t-t-… tossed trail of breadcrumb-like pride-morsels now lead Hansel and Gretel back to your ancestral Black Forest: home of: you there Struwwelpeter, fingernails protracted, gnasher hygiene protested, you fuppering fairytale fool: a splooging spell, an eye-crossing illusion, a phantasmagoric veil in which questions of this or that are answered … Continue reading a letter to no one 8
First she saw the road to Vaucouleurs. Then she saw Charles make his solemn prayer, she saw the fall of Orléans, and the Burgundian army flee the field. She saw the archer stretch a smile as he pulled her off her horse, she saw the inquisitor’s proud compassion as he questioned her. And now she … Continue reading Joan
She joins him in the restaurant booth, where he sits scribbling in a notepad. Startled, he smiles and puts away the notebook. She apologises for being late and asks what he was writing. "Just some ideas for a story, it's about a guy going on a date with a beautiful woman," he says and lets … Continue reading paracosmic goss
I read a novel recently, fantastic stuff, and as I got to the end I turned one page more and found a collection of quotes. They ranged from simple praise to ecstatic delight. I read through them, knowing well the delights of having your already formed opinion confirmed by vague celebrities whose fame you would … Continue reading eyes better to see you with
In writing this, I guarantee explanation of how I came to Oyo and how I left. I cannot guarantee explanation for the events that took place once I arrived. My reason for travelling down the western coast of Africa was not one of conquest or the plundering of natural resources. I have nothing against those … Continue reading The Living Fate of Captain Edward Fiott
Second to none, the guilt of not sleeping keeps one awake.
1 Herr Mathias Gröning, I regret to inform you that your wife passed away during childbirth at approximately 19:06 today, the 11th of July, due to complications that arose from a caesarean section. Despite your wife's death the procedure was a success, you are the father of a baby boy weighing 9½ lb. He has the same … Continue reading Four Letters from the Life Lived by Oskar Gröning
As the greek once said, beauty is but short-lived tyranny, so let us welcome our liberator: All glory and gratitude to you, Menopause.
The glory of each new day by day brings a chance to be justifiably hated, which justifies your own hatred, which like an oil lamp gives you warmth and possibility for action through your long night, though its illumination, which a passer by may observe leaking underneath your door or creeping at the edges of … Continue reading letter to no one 9