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

Family Tradition

A short story. # URGENT - FINAL DEMAND, the envelope in Adam’s hand yelled. He was sat next to his wife, Emma, who lay facing the ceiling, silent and still, in her hospital bed. He’d been asking her what to do. Which dead end he should try next. But to have gotten an answer out of Emma, … Continue reading Family Tradition

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