reasonable mistakes

The Purpose of Reality illustrated short story and poetry collections from Meerkat Press, with pretty fair reviews from Publishers Weekly and the like, now available on Amazon and at other outlets, click for details including reviews.

“You know Rodney, you’re just
a hanger-on, a waste of
space, time, and air.”

She never got my name right,
but I knew where she was
coming from. I was her ghost
companion, a Dapto tourist
information brochure
for an interstellar traveler—
unnecessary and pointless
in every way.

Except for one …

“Do You remember how we met?
I took your supermarket cart
by mistake, and added
strawberry yogurt and Cheezels
before you caught me.

“And now you’re fond of that combo.

“Creating the transreality
drive, the subatomic blender,
all of your objectives,
you march toward them
straight as an arrow
in multidimensional
vector space.

“But I’m the careless accident,
Newton’s apple, the welcome mat
for the Goddess Fortuna.

“I push you down the wrong path,
I trip you up. And that is why
you need me.”

Deirdre was working on some
sort of mechanism. It looked
like a solarized web woven
by an hallucinogenic spider.

I spilled my Cheezels and yogurt on it
and half of the house vanished.

to possibly continue

Cheezels is a trademark of Snack Brands Australia P/L.


The Purpose of Reality K

Cellophane 3D, click image for larger version (no AI in the creation of this artwork). 8K original image=4 UHD screens. Evolved by my software that seeks unimagined realms.  8K original image = 4 UHD screens, from the ultracubist engine. Art on Instagram six days per week.