Month: March 2014

Book to Big Screen: Divergent

I’ve always been a fan of dystopian fiction. I remember one of my first experiences was with John Wyndham’s ‘The Chyrsalids’. From that point on, I was hooked.…

Scrambled

“I hate to bother you, but I have something important to ask,” said the new waitress, setting down my plate of scrambled eggs. “Sure, what is it…” I…

Alien Haiku

spinning flying orb your lasers burned my house down take me up with you Photo by Mr Thinktank

Billy Doesn’t Fit In

Billy hated being an alien. His green skin didn’t match anything the other kids wore at school. His mother always had to cut holes in his trousers to…

Human Oddity

I smelled the human long before I laid my seventeen eyes on him. All that fur and sweat! I greeted him as best as my translator-matrix would allow,…

Xanarax

There once was an alien named Xanarax Who wanted to play the tenor sax But the human didn’t care She wouldn’t even share. So he ate her brain…

A Horse

I should like to be a horse, So long as it’s a paint, of course. Flying riderless across the plain, Wind tickling my flowing mane. Splashing through shallow…

Cactus

Prickly pointy spikes Drawing blood with slightest brush Struggling to survive

Cowboy Games

The Cedarwood Home for the Elderly stood at the end of a dead-end street in a rotting borough of a dying town, an apt image not lost on…

Festus

You see, Sheriff. I was taking a shower at the Deadman’s Falls after Festus pushed me in the dirt. Sure, there was a bout of fisticuffs, but nothing…

Georgie Groundhog

“Oh dear, oh dear! I’m late, so terribly late,” muttered Georgie Groundhog to himself as he dressed for the storm outside. “I’ve slept too long. Spring will never…