24 hour news on the bar TV. BBC. An unshaven man next to me, with yellowing bloodshot eyes says “these guys don’t report, they present. Haven’t had an independent thought in years. It’s a non-stop advert for destruction and consumption. You know, there are websites where cannibals can meet up with people who are desperate… Read more »
Off the Rails
Mini epics/prose poems from the edge of the eighties, nineties, noughties and numpties
The British Government? Unskripalous!
After I dropped the tab I thought is this escapism, or have I just taken a step towards the real real world? And then I spent the next stage more than understanding the interconnectedness of everything alive, I breathed it. Sunshine Superman – as famous as Purple Haze. That was ’81. And now in the… Read more »
Bit of a let down. Some clown’s dream from the 60s. I blame, um… Pisces.
If you ask how I view things – half empty or half full – I’d say not only is the glass drained, it’s dry. It’s all a question of survival. A well-trained eye – for a bargain, for a mug – you know, prey. Bread and butter. I move like a shark, mate. Better to… Read more »
We were both 18, I expect, when she said: “I don’t want to grow old. This here, now, is perfect. Will you promise me one thing?” And I said: “Yep, sure, ask away.” “If I reach my 30th birthday, I want you to kill me without regret.” “Simple, you’ll stumble into a grave you’ve been… Read more »
I seem to be the only bastard sober enough in this place to recognise a complete knob-head when he’s in your face – and we’ve got one now, occupying every available space with a TV screen. There’s dozens of them here, just in case you miss anything they want you to know, or see, while… Read more »
Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you that Trump and Farage are the fruit of Thatcher and Reagan’s spawn. Having destroyed structures, isolated individuals and numbed minds, free market capitalist democracy has reached a logical conclusion. The triumph of ignorance. Social media is proving that collective stupidity overpowers the spread of intelligence. If the last… Read more »
Ideally I would have thought this through and not just taken a big step forward into the wild blue sky. But there you go, I always was impulsive, inclined to fail again where others only try once. For example, when I insulted my boss by calling him a nonce to his face. He deserved it,… Read more »