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The Flaunting of Shill House

I remarked an amusing coincidence immediately after deciding on this title. One of my previous favourites (titles) was, “The Pall of the Souse of Usher”, which are both now Mike Flannagan mini-series productions. He beat me to Hill House but I to Usher, so the balance remains in check though […]

Bumps and Cruises

Fair morrow, dear friends! Fair might be overly optimistic given modern societal/ international disparities but who said life or greetings were fair? Nobody but perhaps if we put that platitude to even a vague pseudo-rest, those with the short stick, or no stick at all, may fare better. At least […]

Flaw and Disorder

Happy Sunday! Thank you for attending the congregation of reticent humanity. I think it’s like the Unitarians but more gaudy, less God. Frocked if I know. I asked a Deacon but it turns out they were just a Democrat from Connecticut. The resident D-Phil was even less practical. Terrible opening […]

Hogs-Men

Hello there, I do hope you’re well! Well-fed, well-cared for, well in body, mind and spirit. Well endowed? If it’s your thing, I guess. One supposes it would have to be. That took a turn, one day I’ll stop improvising these introductions, I swear. Fucking hell. See? I would be […]

Shuck and Haw

Gazing into the distance the weary traveller focuses on a shimmering wall of text. An affirming lighthouse in the starvation of this desert, or a simple mirage, cruelly ephemeral? Well, I shouldn’t be making promises regarding “cruel ephemeralness” but alas, what you see before you is no false image. The […]