I’m not superstitious.
It is only the lack of proper information, or some crap to influence other’s decisions.
Got the lighter ready in my hand, spitting sparks. It starts to snow with big fluffy feather like flakes. My cig is the only hot thing on me now.
Ira wastes my time, again. He’s late. Stressed X-mas shoppers bump into my shoulders, trample on my feet. Not one of them mutters a ‘sorry’. Ugh, so many nauseating songs filter through the shop entrances. It’s my third time round his block, and my toes are ice cubes. I need a hot coffee. Continue reading “Jinx”
Part 1 - The Cold Mountain Part 2- Tea with Jade and Tiger
MONKEY ON THE ROAD
The silhouette of San Chou gleams between the three green hills of the southern part of the Yellow River. Like a hungry locust reaches a rice paddy, I reach San Chou, five days after Jade, Tiger and I part at my father’s house. My father is Zhang Dee Yang, the most honored governor of Li Jiang. His high hopes are resting on my shoulders. Jade and Tiger, his friends come along to help me complete my mission.
Is this one of your stupid jokes, Rains? What do you mean with, “we lost Decker”? He’s hooked to E-bed 2, in quarantine, thanks to you. Care to elaborate? He raises an eyebrow. I know the doc doesn’t approve that I ripped off the seal. The best I could do, to trigger the alarm.
I shake my head, but plunk down into the seat, the doctor offers me. He pushes a cup of fresh coffee over to me, and glances down his watch. I know perfectly well, that what I’m about to say is… It sounds batshit crazy, even to me.
Look doc, I’m… I don’t know. I – I just – I have to tell someone. Makes me feel less… Continue reading “med bay snippets # 3”
The soft purring of the monitoring alarm on my watch wakes me, by vibrating. I’m up…
I tell the watch and it recognizes my voice. The command kills the alarm.
Sleeping at the med bay is seldom a good idea, and sleeping at a working station – uh, table – is downright irresponsible. I rub my face into some kind of wakefulness and wish I could rub my back into a painless state. Continue reading “med bay snippets #2”
I look at my bandaged hand in the unnatural green light of the exam room. Nasty… That’s what I would say, if my mouth would do its job. Lips and tongue are swelling and numb. I try not to be too suspicious by licking them. I bet, if you eat a swarm of angry hornets, it would feel the same. Not the regular ones, but the big, Japanese ones, with mean attitude.
there is this house between lime trees
an old man with a black dog lives there
and on the collar it carries a bunch of keys
listen – a distant jingle in the cold night air
One key is black, the other made of silver,
one is of iron, one of wood and quicksilver,
one of rust, one of copper, one made of lies
one is made of sunshine, one of bottle flies
night falls with pallid light and heavy shadows
winter chill exhaled from the animal’s wet nose
the old man lights a candle and his dog sits
he arranges pebbles, buttons and wooden bits
his dry bony fingers poke at them on the table
trying to pick up a witch stone but unable
he smiles and tugs a key from the collar
the dog howls, saddened with dark dolor
its eyes glow, searching for his master’s face
searching for an impulse in time and space
The old man stands up bent, goes to the door
jams the key into the lock to turn it once more
the entrance door swings open, to let in the dark
the dog follows the living light ignited into spark