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Inside the coffee cup (Short Stories)

Cold. The fresh liquid sheet had formed tan-coloured flakes. The half-filled mocha had barely been sipped since it was ordered an hour ago. Evidently, something was playing up on the young gentleman’s mind. ‘Is everything okay sir?’ The waitress politely asked with a warm smile, looking into his solemn eyes. Temporarily, he was brought back…
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1984 (Recommended Reads)

1984 by George Orwell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I begin this one, let me tell you this is about the third attempt as the two, I believe, previous drafts disappeared with no trace, accompanied by my expletives and helplessness. Yet this book, cannot be left out of a recommended list. So I…
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Brave New World (Recommended Reads)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are some pieces so well-known and renowned for being thought-provoking classics that you always seem to come across them. Eventually, the time comes when you eventually cave in and decide to commit yourself to reading that book. In some cases, you will…
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The Brothers Karamazov (Recommended Reads)

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews

Addict (Short Story)

You walked to this vicinity in hopelessness. At one of your trajectory lows, substantial woes were colonising your cognition. You had felt defeated, and that every resort you had been to – the doctors, the physicians, the superstitious, the hypnotists, the counsellors – it just wasn’t working out. Guilt was the leech of your virtue,…
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Bureaucracy and all that red tape (Blog post)

Here’s a riddle for you. What starts with P, has multiple beginnings yet no end, and destroys loads of trees? Okay, so it might have been more of an anti-riddle. For those of you that know me, this riddle could be answered as my attempts at parking, – but that isn’t quite what I was…
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Seeking white lines (short story)

2pm. The weather is foggy, as it was yesterday, as it will be tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. The search for white lines still continues, and in this search, false recreational white lines are endorsed, sold and snorted. In what are cities of shadows and mists, to make shapes in the midst of its…
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The tragedy of our state of humanity (Blog post)

I like to start, as I do with any piece by Gods grace, to apologise in advance for any ignorance in my narratives, as they are opinions based on observations. Another tragic event takes place, prompting similar reactions from around the country. Similar frustrations and shifts of attitudes, in what seems an all-too-familiar and vicious…
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You are so much more (Poem)

You are so much more… than figures on a payslip than the manifestation of hatred or musings of a stereotypical racist   You are so much more… than the player of cards than her gamble with hearts than his ride down the park   You are so much more… than a position or job title…
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Until the time comes (Poem)

I don’t have the time… to attend all the I do’s, to make amends with fake friends; to visit in spirals, to stop by for elderly relatives; albeit they may be lonely, to strive for hospitality; a welcoming abode homely.   I have not the time to… offer help to a neighbour, to volunteer and…
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