Meteor Blast

A short Story # Jerry opened the door and indicated for his son to go in first. The dining room was darker than the hallway they stood in. The closed curtains, although thin and moth-eaten, managed some resistance against the light of an overcast January Sunday afternoon. Paul’s bare forearms tingled as he walked in. … Continue reading Meteor Blast

Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream – A collaboration with an AI text generator

This is an experimental short story written in collaboration with the AI language model GPT-2 using the interface Talk to Transformer. A more complete explanation follows the story. # Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream By GPT-2 (via Talk to Transformer) and Peter Burton “I'm not sure what it is to be alive and … Continue reading Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream – A collaboration with an AI text generator

every invented god – on depression and meaning

Depression often comes to me with the belief that those who are not depressed are the ones actually living the lie; depression is how things really are, it is the correct, and only, face to put towards reality. It feels that those without depression have yet to see this truth; they have not seen that … Continue reading every invented god – on depression and meaning

The Tenth Row – A Short Story for Halloween

The Tenth Row was previously published in a Halloween special from the Yellow Chair Review (which now doesn't seem to exist). The Tenth Row You take your place near the centre. It’s your favourite seat. The shifting light from the advert flickers across your face. It’s half past eleven on a Tuesday morning. You prefer this time to come to the cinema. Now that you’re unemployed, you come as often as … Continue reading The Tenth Row – A Short Story for Halloween