Yowza! That’s really the only word. Last Friday, in an uncommonly relaxed and entertaining (day) job interview, my soon-to-be new employer made me an offah I cou’n’t refyoose. New challenges, new responsibilities, new colleagues, new pay level, new company car… I’m so happy I could burst! [THIS POST WAS REVEALED GRADUALLY OVER THE COURSE OF…

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Nyah nyah nyah! I suppose it’s terribly uncharitable of me to quietly cheer at the sight of fifteen neighborhood kids being rounded up by the police. But I’m pretty sure that every single one of these kids has, at some point, conducted very loud conversations, or revved their cars, or beat up their girlfriends, or…

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And to think I don’t even believe in cosmic balance. Or karma. Or any of those what-goes-around-comes-around convictions. Well, haha to me. Yesterday, just before going home from work, I decided to visit to my Internet bank and check on the current state of my overdraft. It should have been a decision between making do…

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Sometimes all you need for a perfect evening is to get lost on the way home. I took a road less travelled and found myself in corners of my city I’ve never seen before, where old and derelict industrial buildings vie for space with long grass and poppies; where a giant pumping station grows humongous…

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One of the fun things about being a professional writer is that reading fiction suddenly counts as work! That fact is a blessing in itself, but today it was extra joy, because I got to read every story submitted by my talented fellow Codexians for the Halloween Contest (see other posts below or click the…

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Saying I’m a heavy sleeper is like calling Mount Everest a large hill, Albert Einstein a clever fella, the female orgasm a nice feeling. A few years back, a gas leak in an apartment building around the corner lead to a massive explosion in the small hours of the night. The explosion levelled half the…

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