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Alt. life: Aardvark

Words, and language, fascinate me. Long time readers of this blog will probably have an inkling of that, since I’ll often play with both in my posts. I tend to wobble between being a grammar pedant and language anarchist – … Continue reading

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Alt. life: Seventeen Across

I used to know a person who, when trying to understand where other people were ‘coming from’, would invariably rely on the principle of ‘walk a mile in my shoes’. Rather than judge, they would instead consider that other person’s … Continue reading

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Alt.life: Unit 9

We were having a chat about robots last night. With the things becoming ever more common in everyday life, I was completely of the opinion that it would be awesome to have real life robocops; I mean, what could possibly … Continue reading

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Alt. life: From our correspondent

Here’s another short that came out of a prompt from the writing group I’m a member of. It was one of those prompts that I found singularly uninspiring, and consequently – as I occasionally do, when faced with a challenge … Continue reading

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Alt. life: The Shadow on the Ceiling

Right now, I’m toying with the idea of refurbishing the blog. Way back when this all first started, some 11 years and 4 days, and – according to some rough and ready calculations – over a million words ago, I … Continue reading

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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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