Guest post: written by Dreanne X   Where do you see yourself in ten years? Do you see yourself sitting at a kitchen table in a new house with a steaming mug of coffee? You may be conquering the writing career of your dreams. Or maybe you want to be respected or financiallyContinue Reading

Day 41 Sobekneferu  /absurdist comedy/  I tried to convince myself that female cyborgs were cute. Who cares that she looked like a nuclear mutant? I’d still spend a few genuinely jolly minutes in her arms if it saved me from meeting with Mr. Vegas. “Do you want to know a secret?” IContinue Reading

Day 40 Between Life and Death /absurdist comedy/   When the bag was removed from my head, the first thing that caught my eye was a chain of long tables with hundreds of people sitting in companionable silence. Most of them were rocking back and forth as if in a trance. “What’s up?”Continue Reading

The system within we live and work is primarily patriarchal, valuing men more than women. This is undoubtedly changing, but change is slow.  Some women are learning to think like men, compete with them, and beat them at their own games. Such women become heroic, but this kind of activity leaves manyContinue Reading

PART V  Written by Danny Tanner /surreal comedy/ The first campaign video went viral two hours after being posted in ‘Saratov Daily.’ At the end of the video, Alyona reminded the country that it was ruled by either stuffy old white men with Dry Pants or snivelly young white men with Wet PantsContinue Reading

Day 39 In the Kitchen  /absurdist comedy/  For every accident in life, there are many different angles from which to view it. When I look back now at the events of that day in the kitchen, I see it from a wider perspective, with greater joy. But back then… A dish fullContinue Reading

Wait, what?! Do you want to make a monster? Are you out of your mind? Why intentionally seek trouble? Don’t you like some peace and quiet?  Before you storm off in disbelief, hear me out… We’re not about trying to create some real-life Godzilla in some sinister underground laboratory somewhere. What IContinue Reading

Day 38 Between the Roads /absurdist comedy/ My father once told me, “When you hit rock bottom, Bullet, there is no place to go but UP.” It’s been a difficult time, but I was determined to continue living to the fullest, despite all the pain and horrors of the past hours. That’sContinue Reading

Part IV  /surreal comedy/ Written by Dany Tanner  Fake passport in hand, Bobby “Nikolai” Petrov made his way to customs, sweat beginning to form on his hairline. Do I look nervous? He wondered. OMG, I’m starting to sweat! I’m probably turning red! I look suspicious, and this is the country that tried toContinue Reading

I’m introducing the guest post of Clara Godwin-Suttie about Georges Simenon. I’m familiar with his work; I read the first book about Maigret when I was 12-13. Currently, I’m reading his biography, The Mystery of Georges Simenon, written by Fenton Bresler (a second-hand book – the last one – I got viaContinue Reading