Imagination

“People often relate their dreams to me, as if amazed that they are capable, even in that sub-lucid realm, of conceiving of such nonsensical, even non sequitur, images. The wonder, or empowerment, I hear in their voices is of the creator„cut loose from inhibitions: stimulating themselves. They marvel at their sleeping mindÍs ability to not make sense, and then proceed as if it did. They seem surprised that they can open up reality and tinker with it, maybe even that they are permitted to.”
     Jeff Paris, ‘New Genre’, Volume I, Number III, Summer 2002

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Publication Imminent

Yet another of my flights of fancy is about to see print… ‘Shout outs’ to ‘Macabre’, a new ‘zine coming out of New Zealand’s own Canterburym for deciding to take ‘Sport of Kings’ for their first issue.
     And I’m sure that I reported this here before, but obviously I’ve managed to delete the post somehow… Anyway, ‘Black Petals’ are printing ‘Sloughing of the Skin’ sometime in September.
     Up-ness looking a-go-go.

Monkeys!

Almost time to start making an archive page for my previous additions to the narrative… Almost.
     Anyway… I’ve been cleaning out the document folders on the desktop PC and found this little gem that was going to be a story once, but never got worked on:

The room contained thirty monkeys, one of which was a murderer.
     “Small things,” I said to the Baroness, “that is what I tend to notice. The minuatie of the situation, the facial ticks, the forced tones of speech. All scientific, I might add. No mumbo-jumbo.”
     “I should hope so,” she said, not believing a thing I had just said.

Or there is this beginning to a story starring the intrepid explorer, Thumper McKensey:

Twas a summer eve, if memory serves correctly, when Fritzy-Boy poured himself into my rooms on Barnyard Street. He had been missing for something over four months and I was, truth be told, starting to get a little concerned.

Well, yes..

More Juvenilia

I’ve just updated the ‘Short Fiction’ page with some more of my very early writing efforts, namely ‘Painful Memories’ and ‘Party Games’.
     It has been a very productive day. Thank you to the nameless party that has, by efforts not of their planning or my want, has made this spate of productivity possible.
     Not that it makes it all alright, but it helps.