Tales From The Town #58: On The Nature Of Boredom

“Urgh,” said Claire, as she picked up the dice. “This is so boring!

“No it’s not,” Tina said.

“You’re only saying that because you’re losing,” Ethel said.

“I’m only saying it because it’s boring!” Claire said, as she threw another 1 (her seventh in a row). “I’ve had dreams more interesting than this!”

“We’ve all had dreams more interesting than this,” Ethel said.

“Because dreams are amazing,” Tina said.

“No they aren’t,” Claire said, as she moved her piece one place forwards onto the hexagon that said ‘Move 1 place backwards’. “They’re awful.”

“I dreamt I was a car,” Daniel said. “That could turn into a much smaller car.”

“See?” Claire said, as she moved her piece one place back for the seventh consecutive time. “I told you dreams were boring.”

“Well, I think that’s pretty exciting,” Ethel said.

“So do I,” Tina said.

“It’s not,” Claire said, as she threw the board on the floor. “What’s the point of a car that can turn into a smaller car. It’s useless.”

“When I run out of road,” said Daniel. “I can drive on the pavement.”

“That’s illegal,” Claire said, as she kicked the table over for good measure. “Not to mention BORING!

The game was declared a draw.

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Notes:

1. Written on April 1st, 2022
2. While the picture was drawn on May 21st, 2022

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Eyes Looking For A Face

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Notes:

1. Made on May 20th, 2022

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no one else remembers these words but me

in my brain
the shame i feel
is real enough
even though it happened
twenty years or more
ago

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Notes:

1. Written on May 20th, 2022

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Tales From The Town #57: The History Of The House

The house has always been haunted. But it hasn’t always been a house.

It is what it is. It is whatever it wants to be.

It is older than people, older than towns. It is older than birds, as old as trees, younger than stone.

It lives on dreams, then dreams itself. And as it dreams, it grows. It always has. It always will. You might as well ask tectonic plates to stay where they were born. You might as well ask the sun not to drag us down towards its heart and drown the whole solar system in its love.

The house is a labyrinth which encompasses us all.

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Notes:

1. Written between the 7th and the 9th of June, 2021
2. With one final sentence written in April 2022

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Beneath A Kaleidoscopic Sky: Episodes #1-#8

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Notes:

1. These were made on May 13th, 2022
2. But written in January/February 2022
3. Initially as scripts for actual cartoons
4. Based on this animation
5. Which was to be the title sequence
6. But unfortunately I did not have the necessary technical skills to actually make that happen
7. And so here we are

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