Flash Fiction: That’ll Be Fifty Cents

Cents went in the machine. Out popped a jar of nutrient-rich slime, and the next customer came up to claim his meals for the next week. The slime tasted…fine, sat in the stomach fine, and would keep you alive.

It was also the only thing to eat—the only thing anyone ate. And thus, ash on John’s mouth. John hated the stuff with a burning passion beyond what a person his age should be capable of feeling. His mother had spoon fed it to him in the usual airplane style as a toddler, and even then, it felt like a kamikaze attack on his soul. Continue reading

Rambling Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy

Things looking a bit different? Yeah, you could say that. You see I am having a bit of an event on the site for the next few weeks. You can read about it here. Otherwise, no worries, this is not permanent. Just a bit of fun. Hope you enjoy.

Warning: This article has massive spoilers of the Hunger Games Trilogy. 

It’s a very good sign for society, that books are becoming popular again.

First we saw the Harry Potter boom, the seven part epic that made millions.

Then we saw the rise of the Twilight novels, an atrocious book series, which managed, despite its niche audience to turn into a massive movement.

Now we get to the next record smasher, The Hunger Games.

A new beast in that regard. As the last two phenomenon where just good stories. This one has a message to tell, a warning of what we could become.

So let’s take a look. Continue reading

Rambling Review: Brave New World (The Book)

It should be noted that this review is more of an overview. As such, it contains heavy spoilers. For anyone that thinks that they can skip reading the book by reading this review: Please do not attempt. I am not a substitute, just read the damn book. A little culture never hurt.   

“O wonder!

How many godly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world! That has such people in’t!”

-Shakespeare

Never has a quote so perfectly matched a book. Continue reading

News: Truth is stranger than…friday fictions

Alright, so it turns out I can write things that are not reviews.

Well, fancy that.

Yeah so, I recently wrote a short story. It’s called “Garbage Man”.

It was an idea I had a few months back, but I guess it took till now for all of it to be sorted out in my head.

So I wrote it. Not knowing if it was any good, or even worth a damn. Continue reading