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The Fall

The End of Days has come and Apocalypse is upon us. God is descending upon the Earth, to pass judgement on humanity. But He lands awkwardly and now lies mortally wounded on the ground.

All of mankind, the dead from years past, the living and the unborn from years to come encircle Him, staring in silence. The dead ponder what the Afterworld would become without God’s presence; the living consider how lives will change with the Divine Being gone; the unborn wonder what it would be like to be brought into a world devoid of its Creator.

Believers and non-believers feel the same way for precisely opposite reasons: The faithful are horrified that God is dying but are gratified that their faith has not been in vain, while atheists are horrified that the Almighty does exist, but are gratified that He is dying.

And so God, the Absolute Being, lies prostrate at humanity’s feet, critically injured by the fall.

Yesterday it was God looking at us from up above, judging us and deciding our fates. Now the perspective has changed and we are looking down on Him, wondering if we should extend a helping hand, if it is our duty to try to save the life of the fallen, dying God? Or should we pretend we don’t see Him, the way He ignored mankind in its hours of peril and suffering and took no notice when we pleaded to Him in our most fervent, most desperate prayers.

And then a dead child emerges out of the multitude, runs up to God and, with no trace of hesitation, finishes Him off with a shot to the head.

Anti-Labyrinths

The front cover of my upcoming book “Anti-Labyrinths” and a blurb about it.

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My Story Goes Hollywood

My story “The Curious Story of Frank” is one of the finalists in the Roswell Award science-fiction contest.
It will be read out  by a celebrity guest this Saturday,18th of May, 5:00pm – 7:00pm (Los Angeles time) at the Litfest Pasadena in Los Angeles.
You can find out what time that will be in your area using this link: https://www.worldtimezone.com/
You will be able to watch the whole event live at this link:
Do not despair, however, if it will be too late or too early for you, because a recording of the event will be posted online, and I will send you the link to it once it becomes available.
I include below 3 posters showing the finalists, the celebrity readers and the judges of this contest. And there’s also a poster about this literary festival.
Representatives from movie studios, networks and production companies will attend the readings and will judge the stories, and so there is the chance of my story being turned into a cinematic format. 
After the readings, the first, second, and third place winners will be announced. 
There will also be an audio message from me played at this event.
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An Interview by The Australia Times Unearthed Fiction Magazine (Please click on the images to make them readable.)

 

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An Interview by The Australia Times Fiction Magazine (Please click on the images to make them readable.)

 

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Welcome to the Machine – El Diario article (English translation)

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HELL ON EARTH OR EARTH IN HELL?

Dear Friends, despite the scepticism of some, I have been able to fully justify your view that I am a philosopher of hope and joy.

I am proud and delighted to announce that recently, while attempting to come up with a new proof of the Pythagoras’ Theorem, I serendipitously stumbled across the most beautiful, elegant and ingenious mathematical proof that we are all, in fact, living in Hell.

Consequently, we have nothing at all to worry about as things cannot get any worse and there is no hope for salvation.

People who think that this is hell on Earth are actually extremely inane optimists living in a fool’s paradise, still clinging on to the false hope that things could improve, whereas our real situation is in fact infinitely worse. They should have their illusions demolished by a helpful and gentle pointing out of the error of their beliefs.

People who realize that this is not hell on Earth, but rather that the whole Earth is in Hell are free from any delusional hopes and are in a better position to deal with the realities of life.

I will attempt to render this proof accessible to a layperson some time soon.

My Stories in a Sci-Fi Anthology

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to let you know that 3 of my stories have been published in a science fiction anthology titled “Synthesis”.
I’m one of the featured writers of this book and my name appears on the back cover of the book. I include an image of the front and back cover below.
As a big added bonus, the foreword to this book is by the actor and author Robert Llewellyn. If you have ever watched the classic British sci-fi/comedy series “Red Dwarf”, you will know him as the actor who played the robot Kryten. I include a photo of him below.

In Memory of a Free Man

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My Song Parody Performed Live by Moogy

Hello Everyone,
 
 
Some of you already know that, in my bid to become the next Weird Al Yankovic, I have been working on song parodies lately.  

Well, recently,  I have been honoured to have one of my song parodies performed live by the very talented Belgian-Australian singer/songwriter/pianist Deborrah “Moogy” Morgan. The song is titled ” Those Were the Nights” and it is a parody of the classic song “Those Were the Days”.
 
Moogy performs every Tuesday at a seafood restaurant/bar called Claypots and I changed the lyrics of the song to be about this restaurant/bar and the people who come there. (The lyrics are not about me personally.)
 
You can watch a video of Moogy performing this song at the link below. Her enthusiastic and delightful performance brings my song parody to life! (The video also features the very suave percussionist Apú.)
 
And these are the links to Moogy’s Facebook page and her YouTube channel, where you can see more of her marvellous performances of other songs.

 

 
 
So if you are in Melbourne or happen to be passing through Melbourne, do come and see Moogy perform at Claypots, 213 Barkly St, St Kilda, every Tuesday night at 9pm. She sings a wide variety of great songs, including classic French songs of the 50s and 60s, and Jazz-Pop originals, both in French and English. You are sure to have a very enjoyable time!
 
I include the lyrics of the parody below.
 
 
(Please note that “alco” is Australian slang for “alcoholic”)
 
 
THOSE WERE THE NIGHTS
(You can watch the original song together with the original lyrics here)
 

Once upon a time we went to Claypots
Where we used to eat a fish or two
Remember how we boozed away the hours
And thought of all the dumb things we could do

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Those were the nights my friend
There was no time for bed
We drank mulled wine forever and a day
The band played all night long
We’d sing and dance along
For we were drunk
and didn’t care what people say
La la la la…

Then the busy week went rushing by us
Monday, Thursday… is it nearly the weekend?
If by chance I see you there this Tuesday
Will you still remember my full name?

Chorus

Just tonight I stood in front of Claypots
No one there looked familiar to me
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Who’s that alco staring back at me?

Chorus

Through the door there came familiar singing
I saw Moogy and heard her call my name
Oh my friend we’re sober but no wiser
For in our brains all cells have died away

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