He sat in the darkness, stretched out over the chair – one leg across the arm rest and his back across the other. All the years of work had finally paid off – he had pierced the centre of the universe and discovered all it’s secrets. He knew everything, he was all seeing, all knowing […]
I look out over the water and see nothing. I look back, and the only thing I can see is the pinpoint of light from the boat shed, and many smaller scattered points around it – from the houses, mine and those of my neighbors. I wonder how much time it would take for them […]
Another morning. Another day at work. Smiling, chatting cheerfully, answering queries, guiding employees with only one objective. Making sure that the customer is happy. And the hotel prided itself on getting every customer to come back. And to keep customers happy, he made sure that his employees were happy.
She: ‘I don’t think we should do it’ He: ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘I don’t think we should get Junior started on chess’ ‘ummm, he’s 4 years old, and it’s as good a time to start as any – wasn’t that when you started?’ ‘Yes, but I fear for what it will do to […]
What suprised me was the clarity. I didn’t expect my thoughts to be so clear – i thought processing would break down, with the end near. You hear about people’s life flashing before their eyes, and you wonder which parts of your life are going to make it to the highlight reel. Would it be […]
Finally. After lots of procrastination. And a few threats. And one half baked attempt. I did it.My first Urf. ( What is an Urf? ) My brief was short and simple: a) a piece of fictionb) seriousc) no football I am not sure it follows the spirit of an Urf but do go and read, […]
Scientists at the Utopian National Institute for Science and Development are excited about their latest invention – the universal lens. Results from test subjects are promising and initial trials by volunteers have also bolstered the sense of optimism that pervades the institute. ‘This is great, it can change the world’ says Dr Calvin, ‘this is […]