The story

Something has to happen for this story to be told. An old woman is coughing. Something has to happen. We are expecting the story to hold something of significance within the details of something happening. It is a warm day— her coughs are loud. Something has to happen. When it has happened and the story… Continue reading The story

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Weird Cousins of the USA

One lunchtime Laurent and Mike were chatting about how NZ had become – more or less – a satellite colony of the USA. Laurent laughed that NZ singers generally used a US accent to sound cooler, and Mike quipped in agreement, "Yeah, we're like weird cousins of the USA." Laurent really liked the phrase "Weird cousins of… Continue reading Weird Cousins of the USA

Everyone

everyone’s a Communist everyone says they hate oppression everyone says they love freedom everyone’s such a jealous Communist bloodsucker everyone’s a Capitalist everyone says they hate oppression everyone says they love freedom everyone’s such a greedy Capitalist bloodsucker everyone’s a Stoic everyone stifles feelings to endure life everyone seeks their own happiness everyone’s such a… Continue reading Everyone

Fear of flying

bury me bury me! bury me right here bury me wherever you like bury me just bury me bury me in your fertility bury me! i just wanna make babies bury me in christian humility —some pretty story like that bury me just bury me bury me oh! marry me! marry me to technology marry… Continue reading Fear of flying