Beetles

A writing exercise. Describe something never before described. Something that makes you look twice. I’m sitting on a park bench, my feet tucked up on the seat to keep away from large two-centimetre ants wandering about looking for their nest. I can see it, in the soil to my right. Nearby, a crowd of regular-size… Continue reading


Insomnia

A writing exercise. Describe something never before described. Someone at work or play. Or trying to sleep. Insomnia.  A Chekhovian professor in A Boring Story, which incidentally isn’t boring, suffered from it.  He says: “If I were asked: ‘What is now the chief and fundamental fact of your existence?’, I would reply:  ‘Insomnia.’ ” And… Continue reading