MONKEYS SHINED The keyboard monkeys, ad infinitum, may randomly type out a Shakespeare play, but publishing monkeys may well spite ‘em, printing only the pap that sells today. The chance of brilliance, vanishingly small, is filtered through some monkey business sense and may never make the bookshelves at all — some monkeys see […]Read more "MONKEYS SHINED"
The Mistaken Time Traveller (circa 2010),
originally published in Bangalore Review as flash fiction,
is actually a science-fiction, narrative, Shakespearean sonnet.Read more "The Mistaken Time Traveller (Circa 2010)"
As though for surgery, patrons were masked,
I suppose the entire populace,Read more "THE MISTAKEN TIME TRAVELLER"
HEAR HERE Hammer, anvil, stirrup and drum echo vibrations in the Eustachian cave — down into its enclosed cochlear chamber — where wave modulations are measured for interpretation by the brain, giving meaning and music to the chaos of sound. I remember hearing a story of a king’s satorical conversion while contemplating his […]Read more "Hear Here"
Originally posted on Sudden Denouement Collective:
The magician on the television invited his audience to discern how he worked his prestidigitation. Lying on his stomach in front of the screen, Little Timmy propped himself higher on his elbows. He was eager to learn. The magician said, ”Belief is the key.” So Timmy sat up and…
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL … Let me rephrase that: Take me to someone with whom to exchange knowledge.Read more "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL …"
ENSCONCED We’ll defend ourselves from anyone who suggests we may need to change.Read more "ENSCONCED"
POTENTIAL ROAD KILL We’ve grown beyond our own biology. Natures’ slow process of evolution cannot keep pace with our technology but needs generations for solution. As we refine our new machinery, We redefine the world and way we live. We redesign our planet’s greenery, and undermine a balance tentative – the tipping point that we […]Read more "POTENTIAL ROAD KILL"
SCENE SEEN We live in just a few frames of the film that tells the epic tale of existence, and, through careful study of our moment, we believe we can grasp the whole picture. Maybe, assuming the plot’s logical and our faith (founded in cause and effect) is unerring, we can work out the […]Read more "SCENE SEEN"
THE TIME OF MY LIFE If I could travel back into times past to see the truth of history and such, I don’t think I would want my stay to last. I simply couldn’t stand to stay there much. The future, many generations hence, would only make me want to return here. Where once I […]Read more "THE TIME OF MY LIFE"