The Edges

Sometimes, out there, there is movement, as though some other kind of world may exist beyond the Edges. The Edges, though, are always dark, shadowed places. It is not easy to see if there is anything beyond them. Occasionally, though, when hurrying past the Edges there is sometimes a sound, a feeling of not beingContinue reading “The Edges”

City of the Air

We walked out to the edge together, behind us the city rose out of its base, up into the clear blue of the sky. Below us, we could see the peaks of the snow-capped mountains rising up out of the clouds as the city sailed serene above them. I put my hand out to touchContinue reading “City of the Air”

The Disappearing

Sometimes it gets too hard to hold onto the world. Things lose their shape, become indistinct and their edges fade away. Sometimes whole areas of this world disappear. I have lost houses, streets, villages and even towns and cities sometimes. All just disappearing and leaving no trace. Sometimes the buildings disappear, leaving just roads thatContinue reading “The Disappearing”


[One of my all-time favourite books – see link at end]   Well, you know, or perhaps you don’t. After all, at this time of day my mind-reading powers get a bit hazy… what with all the coffee I’ve drunk and reading some of your thoughts, especially the ones about the…. well, I don’t needContinue reading “Tele-Apathy”

The Woman in White and the Panther

The words themselves are just standing there in the desert. Describing nothing, they stand as monuments: separate, unconnected, devoid of meaning. I do not have the strength to dig them out of the wind-blown sand, to move them and make shapes out of them, shapes both pleasing and sensible. I carve the shapes, the words,Continue reading “The Woman in White and the Panther”

The Newcomers

I suppose it had to happen one day. But we didn’t expect it here, not yet, not so soon. Some of them arrived a few weeks ago and set up home down on the shore, not all that far from where we live. Shallan said it was the end, that everything was over now forContinue reading “The Newcomers”

The Toast of the Gods

But still we had all those smaller pieces of the once-mighty toast of the gods, but we had no butter and very little marmalade. It had been a long and dangerous journey to the heart of a lost civilisation, which – as it is often the case with lost civilisations – was deep in theContinue reading “The Toast of the Gods”

Scientists Warn: Blair Portal Closing

Scientists, earlier today, confirmed that the wormhole in space that allowed Tony Blair to appear in this dimension of reality is beginning to close. Tony Blair’s once supposedly unassailable reputation as ‘a pretty straight kind of guy’, did somewhat begin to falter when it was revealed that he was, in fact, an intergalactic con-man fromContinue reading “Scientists Warn: Blair Portal Closing”

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