On These Blackened Shores Of Time
“Fool enough to believe he still had a future there.”
“Detailed no geography I could recognise, its text in no alphabet I knew.”
“The kind of person whose handshake would send you looking for the nearest faucet.”
“It’s always delicious when someone’s celestial illusions are shattered.”
“Wanted to go in there willingly.”
“Strange people with strange agendas.”
Bright Crown Of Joy
Merry is the world’s most annoying and dumb child. Her sister displays inherent otherness, her mother has a disastrous disconnect and the family home is a scene of unmitigated horror as civic morality is rejected. Readers are assailed by people acting like full-blown maniacs, social justice blogging and nobody taking moral reasonability for anything.
The ending is ambiguous but there is never any readily apparent reason for why the family agreed to appear on reality TV so they could be pitied, sneered at and derided. Merry has no sharp perceptions and is incurious as high emotions rage and everyone has a hilarious lack of self-awareness. This was okay but was over-hyped and was not commendable, solidly grasped or assuredly projected.