Category Archives: Blondin

APRIL

April was hot and dry. The red earth responded by blowing as dust in the wind. The green earth responded by smothering itself with flowers of a thousand colours. The Water Board responded by banning hosepipes and promising to charge … Continue reading

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UNFINISHED

A face half in shadow in the gallery; sudden silence among the guests, candlelit at the long table below. Girls serving sherbet in the caravanserai. Before the whirlwind in the sandstorm’s eye tears up the desert. A severed head and … Continue reading

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MAGISTER LUDI

So, who are you? Mr Teacher. Oh yes. And what do you teach? I teach people what they already know. And what’s that? That they have nothing to learn.  And how long does that take? Usually many many lifetimes. Of … Continue reading

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THE HAPPIEST OLD

The happiest old have nothing and don’t mind. The happiest young are old before their time. Few these. The others are behind their years, suffer thirteen-year-olds’ fears into their twenties, and in their forties have appetite for sins of twenty. … Continue reading

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PURITY

In the dark tabernacle, a shaft of sunlight illumines the heart and shines through a million years of dust. Clouds and clouds of swirling dust spiralling through the light which spills in a golden pool on damp, grey stone and … Continue reading

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GREAT MEN

But really you see there weren’t any great at all. Those may not have stumbled, heads high, walked tall, filling the silence where others mumbled. But words fail skulls fall. And before? Before, they could taste, smell, see, tell, bore. … Continue reading

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HOW MANY ANGELS CAN STAND ON THE POINT OF A PIN

Although the Two Worlds are so intimately linked, how is it that they are completely distinct? See! A ten-ton elephant and a thousand soldiers reflected in a single mirror! Why doesn’t the glass shatter under the weight of such an … Continue reading

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