Category Archives: Philosophy

Blockbuster Medical Invention

A leech, a bedbug and a mosquito go into a bar. They all order the same drink and, even though they have to pierce the skin of their prey in order to sup, all leave with their thirst quenched. Their … Continue reading

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A mossy life

Mossie hated the Child. The Child pulled at his fur, grabbed at his legs, poked at his eyes… The Child was rough. Far too rough. Mossie loved his Master though, and his Master loved the Child. So Mossie bore it … Continue reading

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Blood of the covenant is thicker…

…than water of the womb You cannot choose your family. Your birthright is a cosmic accident, and whether those who created you go on to provide the best environment possible for your upbringing, your relationship with them will never have … Continue reading

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Pity the Privileged, Doomed from Birth

Affecting a detached, haughty air, Dame Bianca D’Ellolio listened to the muffled, low roar approaching. It reminded her of the weekends spent near the source of the Capital’s river, playing amongst the reeds with her sisters, being pleasantly bored to … Continue reading

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Happy St. Brigid’s Day

“A certain woman who had taken the vow of chastity fell, through youthful desire of pleasure and her womb swelled with child. Brigid, exercising the most potent strength of her ineffable faith, blessed her, causing the child to disappear, without … Continue reading

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Point of Divergence

In counterfactual fiction, otherwise known as alternative history, there is by necessity a moment at which the facts of our existence end and the speculation of the author kicks in. You would think that this turning point would have to … Continue reading

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Traumdeutung

As is widely known, Freud was big on dream analysis. Me, I reckon most dreams can be written off as the purging of unwanted or unneeded data by the brain, or as some sort of random cycling of imagery during … Continue reading

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