Category: Prose

Religion

Religion

I have never really had any spiritual conviction. I strongly believe in self determination, and not in some kind of pre-ordained fate or after-life rewards system. If a God does exist, he’s remarkably patient – and modest. It’s taken 4.6 billion years for a life form to develop on earth which is sufficiently intelligent to …

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Gut feeling

Gut feeling

Some people enjoy their vacations. Vic Vacant enjoyed his evacuations. Each morning he entered his favourite deposit box, sat between the lips of heaven and pushed to produce a turd royale, a turd for all seasons, a turd of the third degree.  He sat now ruminating on the genres of turd he had experienced, ranging …

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Garden of hell

Garden of hell

His vortex mind whirled around the boundary of the conscious and unconscious; knowing and unknowing.  He could hear the high pitched screams.  The innocent garden becomes an anguished torture chamber. The perimeter hedge; the imprisoner and the imprisoned, rooted to the ground, with interlocking arms of barbarous barbs, was impervious to penetration. And yet in …

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