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farzana-versey's picture
The place where I live is mythic. Not my word. "It does not exist," he had said.  It began with a road. We were to meet at a café for tea before be left the city. On the drive to reach there he found no indication of Rocky Street. Not the real name, but we are talking myth.  Tea made us forget...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace till the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle! Life is but a shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more...
farzana-versey's picture
I said I was an Existentialist without quite knowing what it meant. Between the crevices of poetry and philosophy, my life was worming its way. I hid my growing teenage form behind big books – shy, afraid, unsure. Among those saviours was Jean-Paul Sartre. I admit the initial fascination was for...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
This article first appeared on the Huffington Post. Read it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-mcswain/america-sucks_b_3109063.html   "America Sucks!" Those were the words written on the subway wall. Disappointment. Frustration. Fearfulness. Sums up the "state of affairs" in America, uh...
rosy-cole's picture
  Why do the charmed play hide and seek and flee the story in the wings, as if disporting on the stage could set alight the curtain fringe?   Illusion's limelight's highly prized and channelled sentiment extolled If structured context cramps the style, another's script makes players...
pavel-somov's picture
Reality - in its illusionary two-ness (duality) - gives "each" "other" credit for "this" or "that," while all along being utterly self-caused.
farzana-versey's picture
If you don’t wear stilettos and still get orgasms, then pat your back. You are the last hope of science. It’s funny that ‘science-ologists’ think such theories need to be debunked. The “year’s worst abuses against science” by celebrity offenders is the annual list that is part of the Sense About...
farzana-versey's picture
What a beautiful sunset, I said to myself. The sky was awash with the shade of infant skin wiped of blood, bruised a little blue in parts. It was as though a seraphic infant had spread wings. I looked for traces of the sun that had just left…but it was only the sky stretched beyond where the eyes...
brenden-allen's picture
The word "illusion" is variously defined as  being  a false or mistaken impression of reality or a visionary ideal in conflict with reality, and to be "disillusioned" is apparently a state of mind in which one is more in touch with actual reality because he has lost his...
monique-belli's picture
I’m sitting on my postal stamp sized back porch enjoying the cool morning, listening to the geese honking and some tree frogs singing,  with a song running through my mind; “Isn’t it Time” by the Babys.  In particular is the phrase “I just can’t find the answers to the questions that keep running...