Start the Emergency Proceedure

So this is my first stand-up performance. I feature on the Tuesday bill when expectations and ticket prices are lowered to allow new talent to be thrust in front of an audience plied with 2 for 1 drinks. I stare through the intimate gloom and remind myself to make sure to get the pace and…

The Machine That Knew Everything [excerpt]

Here’s an excerpt from a story I’m currently writing. It takes a few twists and turns from this fairly civilized opening to explore domestic violence and the trauma of ‘knowing’. Matted brushes press against grey membranes. Two round gaseous orbs resembling eyes suggest that alterity is endured. A wheezing comes through its little twisted voice…