Play fair Don’t get distracted by trivia Try to understand how the world works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3iFhLdWjqc Pattycake cats http://imgur.com/gallery/vdLE8dJ Animated gif http://weknowmemes.com/2014/02/yes-i-would-like-to-science-please/ Lovely science penguin Continue reading Life lessons from internet memes
Another somewhat sinister piece in the Lascaux Flash competition today. Think I might be pushing my luck now. Continue reading Five things that are true and six that are not
Finalist in the 2013 Lascaux Short Story competition. ‘Puddles like Pillows’, is a little piece of speculative fiction in which gravity suddenly reverses its influence. Published byZouch Magazine, August 28th, 2013, it is still on the Editors Choice list today. After a while, with the streets and parks getting less cluttered, it started to look as if some cosmic recycler had dropped by to tidy us up. So then people stopped using the bins and just hung about with their cameras waiting for their banana skin or whatever to take off. Just a little bit pleased. Continue reading Puddles Like Pillows – Lascaux Finalist
There are at least two stories on any one page: the one the reader generates in the reading of it and the one in the writer generates in the writing. This is the writer’s version. Hive insects have queens whose only function is to produce the next generation. Humans have formalised this process for many animals in zoos, on farms, and in our own homes, and so we have brood mares, stud cats – or dogs or goats or horses or bulls – and ‘breeding stock’ of all kinds. We also breed our royalty so that both our kings and … Continue reading The Spider and the Wire Wool Madness: what’s that all about then?
Anyone who has experienced entrapment might find a resonance with this tale. The genders of the victim and the perpetrator are deliberately undefined. Lascaux Flash Continue reading The Spider and the Wire Wool Madness