“I could’ve killed a lot of people today” Mike said. “Not that it would’ve changed much in the greater scheme of things. But I sure as hell would’ve felt better.” They were sitting at the end of the wooden dock and watching the evening sunlight dapple the lake’s surface with glints of silver and gold. … Continue reading THE POINT
The voice said “flee from the iniquities” yet few will heed For we become petty gods inside the structure. False prophets too, with wringing hands belying lack of vision Lying too, enabling denial. Ours is to serve, not think nor stray from the mantras of false prophecy And of words debased Pakal knew this though … Continue reading WALK AMONGST THE GODS?
Falling forward was the remedy Inert and numb, I float on cool sheets and gentle breezes The stirring of my heart shifting as the burden falls away For what is the point of fear in this anesthetic state of surrender?
Personal taste in music is subjective: An obvious statement but one that underlines how each individual appreciates and interprets various genres. On a routine day, we are bombarded with all kinds of music and Muzak, the latter becoming more prevalent in our corporate society. The key difference between Muzak and music is that the latter … Continue reading MUSIC FOR MONDAY (AUGUST 2017 EDITION)
At 3:35 on a week-day afternoon, a portly middle-aged man in a suit walked into a car rental agency and informed the lone clerk behind the counter that he was there to pick up “his car.” The clerk informed the customer that the rental vehicle was being serviced and that it would be brought out … Continue reading MUSINGS OF A PEACEABLE WARRIOR: THE ABUSE OF FEELINGS IN A CORPORATE SOCIETY
Every writer will, from time to time, write a scene that seems to have little bearing on the story. My solution in that event is to let those scenes play out of their own accord. After all, each and every one of us can be our own worst critics and when it comes to the … Continue reading THE GIRL FROM THE PAPER-MILL CHAPTER SIX
There are times when I encounter a dichotomy between fiction and non-fiction endeavours. Striking a balance between the two literary forms isn’t easy for me – I tend to veer towards one or the other for long periods of time. Regular readers of the Intellectual Plane have no doubt noticed the lack of blogs of … Continue reading GRAY NOISE