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

chapter 32 of absurdist comedy, The Story of Harmless Bullet

Day 32  In the teeth of lost memory  /absurdist comedy/  Do you remember the words of Henry Miller? “Life’s wildest moment — she kneels on the sidewalk. Everything else she does is lies, lies, lies.” This is how I felt — used by every woman I’ve met so far, especially by Mrs.Continue Reading

Day 31 The Qi Attack   /absurdist comedy/  It was a long corridor – a room where anything could happen on the way to the object of your desires. It had a narrow entry, approximately 300 meters long that gradually decreased in size, then turned into a small tight tunnel. I waved toContinue Reading

Day 30 The One Minute Happiness  /absurdist comedy/   We crossed the river from the gates into the main street. The road on the other side of the Kingdom was reasonably broad, and well-lit but crowded for that time of the night. At first glance, everything seemed normal: birds chanted in sweet, so-recognizableContinue Reading

written by Laolu Ogundele  “I want to be happy…”  Well, that’s a song that was created by late American broadway composer, Vincent Youmans and his crew in the early 1920s. It is a catchy tune that has been featured in a number of films since its release. But what’s most interesting to meContinue Reading

Let’s talk about books today…😀 because the 6th of September is READ A BOOK DAY, and the 7th of September is a national BUY A BOOK DAY. I just finished reading the book of Agatha Christie, ‘Come, Tell Me How You Live,’ about her trips to Iraq and Syria with her secondContinue Reading

– Do you hear the helicopter?  – No, it’s an angel…  – What? An angel? Then why does it make such a horrible noise?  – Gone crazy because of life on the Earth.  (Viktor Koklyushkin, Russian satirist) After reading my new, straight-from-the-oven story, called ‘Upside Down,’ one of my followers told meContinue Reading

Congratulations on your beautiful new book, “Nobody Will Like This Book”. Could you tell us a little about the idea behind it and about your writing journey; how it started out, whether it changed much along the way? Thank you for calling it beautiful! I was having fun creating my book “TheContinue Reading

Alexander Raphael discusses his new (third) book, his place in the literary world, the power and challenges of writing daily. His first book of short stories – THE SUMMER OF MADNESS – is famous for moving, funny, heartbreaking, informative, and utterly captivating plots. His second book – ILLUSIONS, DELUSIONS – is famousContinue Reading