Written by Clara Godwin-Suttie  I’m considering drawing up an Ouija board or a pentagram for Halloween to see if I can summon up the best spooky characters. Sure, watching people trot around in zombie costumes is fun, but I’m ready to bring the tricks and create some havoc with the best, mostContinue Reading

Day 35 Insanity of LKED /absurdist comedy/  Remember the old saying, “tough times don’t last; tough people do?” In the next few hours, I confirmed the veracity of these words. I wasn’t some kind of mighty hero, but in my head I’d always spun the idea of becoming a new-age Hercules. HisContinue Reading

/short story – surreal comedy/  Written by Dany Tanner   PART II   Obe Dreipantz wandered the streets of Paris, arms crossed in front of her, shivering but happy. Paris, like New York, Stockholm and McCool Junction in Nebraska, always excited her. Culture out the ass! There was art on every corner, musicians onContinue Reading

B. Shaw said, “People always blame their circumstances for what they are.” Today was a crazy day: your boss was a real jerk, your parents wanted you to help them with the garden, your friend decided to visit you without any arrangement, plus, your arthritis got worse, you were too tired inContinue Reading

Absurdism is, in a philosophical sense, the idea that there are no gods, higher purpose, or order to things. At least, that’s what Wikipedia told me. With that in mind, it’s pretty easy to find humor in the mundane. For example, consider a rubber duck. Humans tend to be highly sociable butContinue Reading

life is representation, philosophy

Years ago, I watched the late 90s movie “The Truman Show” with great fascination. In that movie, the protagonist thought he was living a normal life, but he didn’t know that he was part of a massive TV/game show shot in a gigantic studio set. There were hidden cameras everywhere recording allContinue Reading

Day 34 Passing Through Difficulties  /absurdist comedy/   Do you remember how the Dalai Lama once said that you could be a rich and powerful man, with a big house and a huge bedroom playing relaxing music, but still be full of jealousy, anger, and attachment and unable to relax? I was thatContinue Reading

absurd surreal flying, blogger

/short story – surreal comedy/  Written by Dany Tanner  Part I    DP Airlines Flight 96 from McCool Junction, Nebraska to Paris, was droning somewhere over the Indian Ocean when Bobby finally got the nerve up to speak to the attractive young woman next to him. “Hi,” he coughed. His throat was hoarse,Continue Reading

One day, as I gobbled up my lunch, I looked down and saw the uncomfortable yet familiar image of my dog watching me eat with begging puppy eyes. I stopped mid-chew and wondered, “How long has he been there, waiting patiently for a scrap of food? I hope he doesn’t consider meContinue Reading