Archive for February, 2012

26Feb

Mini Mag 97

Polly Ticks says … So Greece gets 2nd Eurozone bailout as other countries stampede towards similar disaster. Plasters over wounds only work if they stop the flow of blood. Leeches next? Oh, they’re already there – in Big Biz. Time for new ideas, I think.
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Major de Ranger says … Iran is said to be the centre of a new Cold War as nuclear fears rise once more. This is almost certainly true, but not ‘cos of the Iranians. Any danger of it getting hot and Russia and the West will be back to the bad old days.
My Warfare page

RATTLERS’ TALE

CLOWN: The Clown. Great entertainer.
Funny. Yet? A defence mechanism? A mask?
His sadness extends to our laughter.
Inside, just a plastic doll.
***
It all comes from life
Muses pass – play writer’s mind
Fiction born in fact

ESSAY: GOOD – If everyone was good, would life be good? Well, we’d all have to think the same on what good is, so differentness would disappear. And if there was no bad, how would we know what good is? Similarly, with no bad, would we get frustrated enough to better things? Good is maybe not so good.


Blogger Bard says:

Go with fortitude
Courage, determination
Hero of your life
***
MUSE: The writer sat at his desk, motionless,
staring into space – contemplating? The inner
muse had taken over, thinking out the plot.
Satisfied, he said: ‘Activate writer.’
***
Fate is in your hands
Outlook opens up your path
To sadness or glee

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19Feb

Mini Mag 96

Dr Illya Ness says … There is a revolt in the Tory Party against the health service reforms. Is the govt beginning to care? No. They fear they could harm chances of re-election.
My Illness page

Polly Ticks says … Prime Minister wants a football ‘racism’ summit. Discrimination should always be fought, but what the hell has this to do with the govt? They want to politicise everything nowadays.
My Politics page

Guru Tony says … Poor diet kills 2.6 million infants a year worldwide. Did the 3rd World have such problems before western interference, or did their society cope? Beware. Globalisation kills.
My Environment page

THE CRIME POST

REVOLUTION: The elderly lady noticed
the young couple behind her. She thought:
mugging. A revolution in attiude as she
took out her knife – robbed them.

Techie Without A Clue says:
They are light fingered
Stealing your life, like fairies
Elemental hacks

ESSAY: FRAUD – Don’t you just hate it – being told things that aren’t true. And if the lie goes on, and you’re conned? Well, fraud just isn’t nice, is it? And confidence tricksters are the scum of the earth. So please forgive me as you read this essay. That’s fiction writing for you. Fraud for the law abiding.

Blogger Bard says:
He’s fed up of drafts
Smash window – police give him bed
Break from homelessness
***
ELEMENTAL: Conan Doyle wrote more than
Sherlock Holmes; even about fairies –
which caused a problem when he got mixed
up and a fairy appeared in a Holmes
tale. Sherlock scratched his head.
Said: ‘It’s elemental, my dear Watson.’
***
He did love the spring
Cash down; spring sprung. Caught!!! By cop
Locked up ’til next Spring

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82 Comments »   Blog, Mini Mag: Crime, News: Health, News: Politics, News: World Affairs

12Feb

Mini Mag 95

Guru Tony says … Charities say UK disabled are being portrayed as workshy scroungers in order to get public support for welfare cuts. It’s working. Disgustingly.
My Politics page

Major de Ranger says … As rockets rain down on Syrian towns, China & Russia veto UN Resolution, then the latter tries its own diplomacy which fails. World opinion is more important than Russian posturing.
My Warfare page

Pappa Razzi says … It would have been Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday last week. It is good the UK celebrated this greatest of novelists. Strange how ultimate success comes for a writer after death.
My Media page

READ WITH MUMMY

HONEST: A table on a porch. Two empty
chairs, waiting. And when the couple
return, will they be honest? Who’ll
believe the aliens abducted them?


Harry Fang says:
Vital signs missing
Passed out; thought dead – I’m hungry!!!
Can’t drink in a morgue

ESSAY: E-BOOKS – Horror in publishing. They’ve lost the e-book plot. Maybe because e-publishing doesn’t need them now. Will it be a wake up call that they’re going stale? Meanwhile e-books have become the new proving ground which will hopefully rejuvenate literature. Reminds me of the printing press, which fuelled the Renaissance. A new one on the way?

Blogger Bard says:
To love forever
To never leave her again
His death made it so
***
Illusion of mind?
Deceased friends haunt; and my Nemesis
So why am I dead?

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70 Comments »   Blog, Mini Mag: Horror, News: Media, News: Society, News: World Affairs

05Feb

Mini Mag 94

Guru Tony says … Global powers-that-be still think economy can be sorted by grand initiatives. They don’t get it. Rigid central control never works. It’s the local that counts.
My Economics page

Polly Ticks says … A sneering French President belittles British industry. He’s right! Thatcherism opted for services instead, providing for a Globalised world. Madness.
My Economics page

Major de Ranger says … Argentina continues posturing over Falklands. UK sends its latest warship – oh, and Prince William. Unpredictable times in the South Atlantic.
My Politics page

FUTURE ZONE

SPECULATE: He sat by his desk
surrounded by files, books, charts. He
had to speculate on futures; make his
fortune. Ah, the wannabe Sci Fi writer.

Spacemen unhappy
This planet brings sour grapes
Alien food bad

ESSAY: DYSTOPIA – Dystopia – the idea of a controlled State – is a major Sci Fi theme, echoing fears of the future. But is it still Sci Fi? Computers have many advantages, but also flaws. They create rigidity in administrations and society becomes machine-like in response. Deviation and choice lessen and control grows. We may be already there.

Blogger Bard says:
Spaceman manoeuvres
Down the tube he guides, strains – hopes
Relief!!! – and no flush
****
TO STONE: Everyone thought it a
sculpture – two stone hands coming out
of the ground, holding a gem. Only the
Time Team knew the truth; for as the
Gorgon had broken out of its
underground prison, they had thrown
the gem. Caught, she stared into
a thousand reflections.
****
Nearly there, he knew
Urge for Planet Desire
There’s no place like home

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