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Diversity and Second Chances

I’ve mentioned before that some of my very favourite works of art – the film The Matrix Revolutions, the TV shows Lost and Stargate Universe – were things that I dismissed or actively disliked, usually because I’d gone in with the wrong expectations, or had at some point misunderstood what the artists’ intent actually was. […]

Old Words

I’ve started reposting various things I’ve written that are no longer available or that I feel ought to be available directly from my site(s). This will be an ongoing process, but here are the first three links: Games for Adults A Moment of Perfect Beauty These were originally written for Nightmare Mode, and I think […]

Στη σκιά του Αόρατου Βασιλιά

«Στη σκιά του Αόρατου Βασιλιά» Κείμενο: Ιονάς Κυρατζής Εικονογράφηση: Βερένα Κυρατζή Κατηγορία: Εικονογραφημένη παιδική λογοτεχνία Μερικά βιβλία δεν είναι μονάχα ιστορίες, είναι ολόκληροι κόσμοι. Τα ανοίγεις και ταξιδεύεις. Το βιβλίο που κρατάς στα χέρια σου θα σε μεταφέρει σε δύο πολύ μακρινές χώρες, όπου θα γνωρίσεις περίεργα και όμορφα πλάσματα με ανθρώπινα ιδανικά. Για παρέα […]

The Secret Gates

Remember what I said earlier in the year about accelerating? I’ve been slowed down by some enormously painful tooth problems – which two dentists failed to recognize, meaning the problem got pretty bad and since I’m somewhat resistant to anaesthetics they’ll actually have to knock me out completely to fix it without my brain melting […]

Diary Of A Man Trapped By A Cat

17:19 The cat has climbed into a drawer behind my chair and is sleeping on Verena’s clothing. Well, not exactly sleeping, more like meditating. She does not like being disturbed, so I can’t move.   17:20 A minute has passed, but I’m still trapped.   17:22 It’s beginning to look like there’s no way out. […]

Games For Adults

Did I mention that I’ll be writing for Nightmare Mode? Well, I will. I already am. I already did. This month’s article is about games for adults. So, a rabbi, a rabbit and a robot walk into a bar. The bartender sighs. Bartender: Is this another joke? Robot: What? No, we were just having a […]

The Field

I’ve probably mentioned Lord Dunsany’s The Field before, since it’s pretty much my favourite short story. I don’t think I’ve ever linked to it before, though, since good links are hard to find. Anyway, it’s in the public domain, so I thought I’d put up a version here on the site. Also available as a […]

The Second Coming

Fuck Vampires

Some stories are written with sledgehammers. They don’t care about your feelings. Look up “unsubtle” in the dictionary, and they’ll take the dictionary and slam it in your face. I’ve written one of them, and since it’s unlikely to appear in a magazine, I present it here. I’m too sick to be at Occupy Frankfurt, […]

Forgotten memories

In order to prepare for writing the children’s book I’m currenly working on, I asked my parents to give me a bunch of the books I read as a child. Seeing them again was a strange experience, because I don’t really remember them – and yet I do. Clearly some sort of information about them […]