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When war strikes the lands of Obscuria, a woman called Melinda and her boyfriend are forced to part ways. However, she won't let it stay so. With no friends and family left to back her up, she rides off to the battlefront. There, she sees what horrible things the enemy… Read More
"Every 100 years, the moon shall shine topaz, lighting the way for those enveloped in despair. Whosoever is fated to live in the light, will be gifted with love on the night of the topaz moon." ??? I have always lived a life of tragedy and despair. I never thought… Read More
Originally written in the year 2000, this is one of my more experimental poems. It's a narrative prose poem, so the lines between poem and story are somewhat blurred. Read More
Back to more serious essays (after posting a few cartoons). This doesn't imply optimism (because it's unlikely we'll learn in time), but it's also not pessimistic entirely (because nothing really stops us from learning other than the doubt that we can). So read this as a fiction, not non-fiction. Since… Read More

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I hear the distant echoes of despair, as a community begins to mourn. I listen to the whispers of defeated souls, trying to gather strength to simply understand. And I see the devastation of nature’s wrath and fury, and I am awed by the power and the might of the… Read More

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Poem / Poetry

December 01, 2021

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A General Feel Of The State of Affairs... Read More
This drabble tells the story of a man and Emily, a woman very dear to him, who lived to see a new and wondrous era of humanity, but he was the one who saw how it would end. Read More

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All actions have consequences. Not all consequences become apparent straight away, some can take years to have an effect. And isn't it funny what can be said when talking to a man in a pub. William said a lot in the pub over the span of a few days and… Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 18, 2021

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In the land of lost hope Only the broken-hearted stay, Too beaten down by life To even try running away. Read More
A poem contemplating happiness Read More

Tags: despair, happy, sad, beauty

We have seen the face of desperation, and heard the muted cries of desolation. They are condemned, detained and judged enemies of the state. Yet the faces resemble the people that surround me, and the cries sound like the whimpers of despair that I myself have uttered in times of… Read More
In Vietnam the days were long, hot and humid. The nights brought with it the shadows of despair and the sounds of solitude. Sometimes, when the lights went out the night unveiled the demons within for many of us. Read More
The 1960s for many boys and young men, was a time for dreams, a time to believe in hope, and their time to search for self-fulfillment and achievement. The 1960s was also a time of war. Read More
The Bugler plays a tune of death, which kills all who hear it. Read More
There is a sense of abandonment and surrender that assaults the human heart and soul in times of great despair and profound sorrow and regret. Read More
I was born to a sharecropper’s son in a valley beyond the boundaries of despair, nestled in the cradle of disillusionment and discouragement. It was the prologue to my existence and my resistance. And I remember it well. Read More

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March 21, 2021

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So, I got into this competition and we were told to make a particular picture 'our muse' and this is all I could feel, I wanted mine to be unique and phenomenal, I didn't want it to be the cliche kind of draft, so I came up with this. Thank… Read More

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Self explanatory - written on the event of a young family friend choosing to take her life. Read More
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