bookscover2cover – End Times


Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called End Times, it can be read by clicking on the link. This is another story that borrows its atmosphere from Norse mythology, perhaps because I like the pessimism of those myths: it’s refreshing to find gods who know that they’re corrupted and know they’ll lose the final battle because of that corruption. They’re so goddam smug normally, gods. The story’s main theme is the conflict between the life instinct and the death instinct.

And to finish, here’s Black Sabbath –

Jangling Sun


jangling sun

dances round bare feet in summer

a dropped tambourine


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #672, Summertime, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Rihard Jakopič’s painting “Sonce” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Nina Simone –