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I have 135 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 127843 times and 108 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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My stories


Be passive. Be alert. Bear the impress of the world on your soft flesh and strive for no prize except the faithful and unflinching rendering of that...


So close so so close so close close so close furious notes write deep in the night deep release confusion in words dark tangled weed of words under...

Singularity / The Solution

You can look up anything on the net, but you can't find the things that are in your head all the time, the monstrous, amorphous shifting of your soul.

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Colour. White space bursting with colour. Three girls. Three tones. Chocolate, honey, palest cream.

Lament For a Lost Notebook

My little black book who travelled with me to Toronto and Cuba, who lay open on god knows how many beer stained bar tables in Munich while I scribbled out my alcoholic anguish…