Malta, sea, Gozo

Six weeks in Malta…  I’m usually starting my day at 8am with a 10 min walk around Piazza Tigne with my dogs; then I prepare breakfast and re-watching some old-fashioned crime tv shows (right now, it is Midsomer Murders with the Chief Inspector Barnaby). After that, I always go out for a coffeeContinue Reading

PART VII  Written by Danny Tanner /surreal comedy/   In the northeastern corner of the tiny Atlai Republic, near the teensy town of Balykcha – it had nine streets – was Vladimir Putin’s hidden underground bunker. The two bodyguards from the bathroom joined them on their travels. Both towering humans went by the nameContinue Reading

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It’s been a while… primarily because before Christmas, I got sick (for almost two weeks), and then I started packing and preparing to move to Malta. We’ve got a lease for one year with the possibility of terminating it after six months.   It takes a while to settle into a place whereContinue Reading

PART VI  Written by Danny Tanner /surreal comedy/  After a wild night in Brussels, Obe Dreipantz followed Bobby to Russia. There, while sitting in a quiet café called “Jolly Days” located in Pulkovo Airport (St. Petersburg, Russia, Earth, Milky Way), she explained to Bobby that she has a twin sister who is currentlyContinue 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

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

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

self-belief, self-confidence

Let’s face it… It doesn’t matter if you’re JK Rowling or a budding high school journal writer. If you write for an audience, you’ve probably faced doubts about your craft at one point or the other in the past. The disease of poor writing confidence ails us all, and even when weContinue Reading