Pity Her

Blind in her wants screaming for approval unable to compromise me me me agree with me, look at me it’s all about me   Will that be me when I grow old will I turn into her have I already No one is innocent we all have faults do I need to take the beam…

Animated series that make you laugh

When I was young, as a filler between longer shows one of the stations would play short animated shows, with episodes usually five to ten minutes in length. There were some absolute classics to be found in this way. These shows were extremely funny, and I would recommend them highly. The Red and the Blue…

Sacred Nature

Trackless forest Ferns cluster thickly against mossy trees Dim shadow interrupted briefly by shafts of green-gold light Smell of growth, decay, water and soil Life and death in endless cycle Breeze shifts leaves whispering as they dance Small creatures forage Woody litter rustles softly under tiny feet Twitters and chirps sound from the branches flurry…

Enjoying Doctor Seuss

Theodore Geisel used the pen name Dr Seuss to write his books, mainly children’s books. However Geisel was known also for his illustrations, cartoon work and animation. He was not a doctor, his pen name being purely fictitious, and his books have become famous over the last century, even being adapted (with mixed success) to…

Need

You grow up learning how wrong it is to shout and yell and scream Only children have tantrums Adults don’t cry Grow up! Behave! Act your age!   Swallow it down Swallow it down You must be decorous, quiet and appropriate Your cries echo only around the inside of your skull You wail silently in…

Review “Timescape” by Gregory Benford

First published in 1980, “Timescape” won the Nebula Award that year. It is a science fiction novel, dealing with ecological disaster in the year 1998. There seems to be no way to resolve what is happening, but technology that uses tachyons allow researchers to attempt communication with the past. In 1962, a scientist starts to…

Lucky country

This is the lucky country but lucky for who lucky if you’re born in the right place affluence and influence then you can have the right education make the right contacts and enter the right employment work hard and up you go aren’t you lucky   Lucky that you’ve never wondered how to pay the…

Ghost city

Faded city, silent city buildings loom eerie, white on grey, shadow people pass, faceless, noiseless rushing nowhere in such a hurry there, and then gone traffic is mere wisps of movement blurs of vacant motion I can’t quite hear I can’t quite see nothing comes into focus nothing is clear no colour, no life only…

Review “Boneland” by Alan Garner

Ostensibly a sequel to ‘The Moon of Gomrath’ and the ‘Weirdstone of Brisingamen’, though written fifty years later, “Boneland” is a problematic read. To anyone who has read the first two books, I would caution not to expect any kind of continuation or resolution here. I find I cannot really discuss this without straying into…

The Beast

Great beast with massive maw gobbled down all he saw looked around for more to eat waved his arms and stamped his feet   He’ll eat us! the leaders said quaking in their boots with dread but wait a minute. What if we feed him first, and set him free?   We’ll tell the people…