Category Archives: Alt. life:

To sleep…

Here’s another short offering derived from a writing group prompt. I do find myself dwelling on the darker side of the human psyche when writing about anything other than SL – if you’ve ever had cause to while away a … Continue reading

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Breaking…

I’m occasionally topical on these pages, which can always be challenging, but thankfully many topics hang around, sometimes for years in SL. When it comes to the real world, some things are always topical, always have been, and always will … Continue reading

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It’s not all about the virus

I received an email at the weekend from a friend, it started with the words “I’m very afraid. Do you think mankind will survive this?” I won’t go into my response in detail, but I’ll summarise very briefly. Much as … Continue reading

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Discomfort zone

I’m all for diversifying and stepping outside comfort zones… Just so long as I don’t have to do it myself. However, occasionally even Seren comes to a point where a skilfully administered kick up the rear end is necessary. After … Continue reading

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Alt. life: Ghost

Christmas is coming. A time when suicides peak, apparently; a period when the lonely feel their isolation most keenly; and where the baser desires of greed, gluttony and selfishness rule supreme. What on earth would the Baby Jesus make of … Continue reading

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Old Haunts

Hmmm… Halloween again; is it really a year since the last one? And wow! Half a year since I last added anything to Alt. life: – I’m slipping. Worse still, I usually do some sort of extended multi-part story to … Continue reading

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Blogging Bytes: 12th April 2018

Roll up! Roll up! And be disappointed, dismayed and discontented. All the gloss and the glamour that was promised isn’t quite what we expected, and we’re left out of pocket, out of luck and out of time. But, hey that’s … Continue reading

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Blogging Bytes: 16th October

It’s been a while since I paid a visit to the dark side, so it’s time to put that right. Coffee shops, and the people that frequent them: Ever sat at a table, enjoying a flat white and an almond … Continue reading

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Blogging Bytes: 20 April 2017

It’s been ever so long since I’ve done one of these, but – as the bible says – a dog returns to it’s own vomit, so inevitably I’ve been drawn back to my dark side. Some people wonder where I … Continue reading

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Blogging Bytes: 15 December

A cheerful little ditty that I came up with for no other reason than… Self-service checkouts! Is there anything more soul destroying, inherently evil and (probably) deliberately obdurate than this modern proof that society has finally started descending into entropic … Continue reading

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