Monthly Archives: February 2010

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The Final Silence

I am the final silence, the last electrician alive. And they called me ‘The Sparkle’, I was the best, I worked them all. We here worship the Old Machines. In my day the machines used to sing. They would sing when they were uploading, and

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Apparently, I’m a gift

Apparently, I’m a gift. Them who have science and maths as their religion say it happens because of an imbalance in the multiverse when there isn’t a full-term body available. I say ‘say’ but it’s not really like that; nobody ‘says’ anything to anyone. And

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Five Minutes

You know how they say your whole life flashes before your eyes when you die? Well, that’s bullshit. Maybe when you go suddenly that’s true. But when you’re like me, and you know you have less than five minutes to live, you start thinkin’ about

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In Stereo

The room was large, but the amount of clutter and mess stuffed into the shelving units, piled high on the floor, and slumping in untidy piles against the corners and the walls encroached on the space. I’m not sure it was ever a nice room,

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Portrait

In the photographs it looks fair, sunny even. But in truth it was cloudy and over cast. Directional sunlight intermittently broke through the heavy grey clouds in golden god- rays, like some ill aimed spotlight searching the coast line. Missing us completely. How can you

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Arabelle and Nixie

Once upon a time, on the edge of a low cliff, just outside of a little village by the sea there was a woman who lived in a small cottage. Her name was Arabelle, which means ‘beautiful eagle’ and though she had lived for many