Year: 2015

  • Fictional Humans of New York – Jasmine

    Jasmine blamed herself. That was her default position. In her mind, it was her excitement at having a boyfriend, after such a long lonely time, that made her laugh too loudly, and too freely. She was showing Robert a video on her phone, to see if he thought it was as funny as she did, […]

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  • Review: Field of Dreams – The Surrealist Landscape

    “Surrealism is the ‘invisible ray’ which will one day enable us to win out over our opponents. ‘You are no longer trembling, carcass’. This summer the roses are blue; the wood is of glass. The earth, draped in its verdant cloak, makes as little impression upon me as a ghost. It is living and ceasing […]

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  • Three Hundred Sixty Five

    365 days ago I walked out the door forThe last timeAnd took the elevator down to the streetWe never really said goodbye  365 days have passed without a mealOnly a couple of snacksBriefInconclusiveLacking the necessary nutrients to feed a growing hunger 365 times the sun has come upWith you in my mindBefore I even had […]

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  • The Newest Circle of Hell

    In the first place, I didn’t know hell had so many circles. I thought I’d visited all of them until my foot went through the floor. I don’t know how I wound up in this newest circle of hell, or why. I’ve been a good boy, haven’t I? Good enough anyway. There’s a guy sitting […]

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  • Review: The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips

      The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips hits a little too close to home for me. Not that I’m beautiful, or a bureaucrat, but like the protagonist Josephine I feel trapped in a job and a world that make no sense, and that seem guided by mysterious and sinister forces. I sometimes wonder if my […]

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