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

Why am I here? What is the meaning of my life? What should give my life purpose or value? These are tough questions – ones you’ve likely confronted at one point or the other in the past. But don’t be mistaken; you’re not alone. Nearly every thinking person in history has facedContinue Reading

Day 37 Fear  /absurdist comedy/ There’s an old saying among the men of Rsa: “real home is where your active sex life is.” For years I searched for my home, and I found it only in Gunung Kinabalu: the place of violent but passionate hearts. So, if you’d ask me now, afterContinue Reading

 Why do we love reading mystery and crime?  escaping from the dull reality/routines, fear mixed with passion: we live in a world where more than 400,000 people die from homicide each year we identify ourselves with the detective and, as a result, seem stronger, feel more courageous, or smart an exercise forContinue Reading

Day 36 The Jungle Revelation  /absurdist comedy/   I know you are wondering why I didn’t take advantage of the Gunung Kinabalu Kingdom’s opportunities, the Warrior Farm’s techniques, or at least sought help from the ‘too-many-to-count’ assistants that the previous king had. I don’t even know what to tell you; the problem wasContinue Reading

PART III /short story – surreal comedy/ Written by Dany Tanner    The meeting was a total bummer. After Mr. Robinson ran out of the room, Bobby plopped into his solid-gold spray-painted RIG (Really Important Guy) swivel chair and began to bawl. One by one, his advisors collected their belongings and skulked off. OnContinue Reading

 Tristan Tzara, born in Romania in 1896, did not live a happy life. He survived two World Wars and life as a Jew in Europe during the Holocaust. He was also an incredible man, a founder of Dadaism, who wrote plays, poetry, essays, manifestos, directed films, painted and composed music. While itContinue Reading

Let’s face it… Between the pandemic and the heightening inter-regional political tensions and threats of nuclear warfare, our world is a scary place to live at the moment. If that wasn’t sad enough, many nations are now plunged into economic recessions, with businesses collapsing in record numbers. The result? There has beenContinue Reading