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THE WHITE ROOM  (excerpt from The Sea of Lightning)

THE WHITE ROOM (excerpt from The Sea of Lightning)

Session IV (from transcript) DR.: You’ve had this recurring dream for a couple of weeks, maybe we should talk about that today. OTTO: No — DR.: I talked to the Directrix about your requests Otto. The matter is under consideration— OTTO: Her answer of course is no. DR.: But you don’t know that for a...
Otto's Cell  excerpt from 'The Sea of Lightning'

Otto’s Cell excerpt from ‘The Sea of Lightning’

“all pain is geological” In a future that seems very much like the present, the talents of convicted criminal masterminds are harnessed by NATO to develop new war and intelligence technologies. They are incarcerated in former monasteries where they may conduct their research in relative ease and peace. The former abbey of Vézelay is such...
Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning

...the taste of insecurity; metallic trace of anger forming in my blood; jealousy in mineral compounds, the acrid by-products of lust. Your exasperation.
The NightWatch's Plight

The NightWatch’s Plight

The Ogboni Society was formed centuries before the European explorers came in contact with Diamankor. Speculatively the institution was established in the mid 9th century. This was the era of the Aiwughobasinins, the Mountain Lords who ruled the island at the time. The Ogboni Society emerged from a system of checks and balances to safeguard...
THE GIANT

THE GIANT

We all watched it on TV— the Giant as he emerged from the debris of the earth; disrupting the strata of Greco-Roman remains which had lain undisturbed for centuries. We were gathered in my Uncle Felix’s mountainside home overlooking Tarqua Bay. It was the usual family type gathering we had on Sunday afternoons after church....
The Witchfield

The Witchfield

Diary entry: June 23.  We arrived in Ekuete Djeri today. I rode alone with my mom’s driver, Rafir. Just as well, I was feeling kind of irritable. I don’t enjoy being forced to come here like this. It was an extremely exhausting three-hour ride into the hinterland. It makes you wonder how the British explorers...
THE MEMOREXE

THE MEMOREXE

“The world as we see it is passing…” Ines 12:45 p.m., Tuesday Ines sits on her desk, lavishly sexy, trying to seduce me into writing this article. There is really no point to this— I’m grateful enough to have made it past the reception at Quasar, I need the work badly. Ines and I had...
MACHINE FRAGMENTS: ARE YOU CURIOUS?

MACHINE FRAGMENTS: ARE YOU CURIOUS?

Excerpted from ‘Machine Fragments’ Featuring: Simone White Jay Ward  
Orphic Mysteries in Five Minutes or Less

Orphic Mysteries in Five Minutes or Less

Commissioned by David Thomson  for  his piece, “1959” performed at St. Mark’s (NYC) in 2010.   “For you are not stars, sky-set in the shape of a lyre, but the dust of those who have been dismembered by the Furies” Please turn to page 59 of your Hymnal: The Parable of the Sea Turtle The...
ISHTAROTH

ISHTAROTH

A friend was having his birthday dinner at a tapas bar in Soho. I arrived horrifically late— they were at the coffee and dessert stage when I came in. It was my misfortune to be seated directly opposite Paul and Natasha. I had just passed a whole row of posters of Natasha on the street....
LOVEMAD: M BUTTERFLY >>

LOVEMAD: M BUTTERFLY >>

M Butterfly from my sound work “Lovemad”: An excerpt from lovemad>> In Central Park, a live broadcast performance of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly is about to commence, but first we must deal with the radio DJ and his peculiar brand of sunstroke. Inspired by equal parts fascination with sacred erotic texts, neurological disorders and Hitchcock-ian suspense,...