Get Thee Behind Me

Found By Simon Downham-Knight * The following is a transcript of a letter I found amongst post cards, trinkets and jee jaws in a shoe box under some fibreglass insulation during some recent works in my house. Posted : 6/6/06 Dear Mother, By the time you read this, I am sure you will have heard aContinue reading “Get Thee Behind Me”

The Shiny Gold Lustre of Bollywood

By Nasir Ali Hussain “East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” Rudyard Kipling.  Without myths we are nothing. I find myself thinking about the past a lot nowadays. It’s not all nostalgia either, neither are my increased reveries of the past, some catharsis or mental self -defense response againstContinue reading “The Shiny Gold Lustre of Bollywood”

Bring on the Lucy

A Short Story by Simon Downham-Knight “Alright, boys. This is it. Over the hill.” John Lennon – Bring on the Lucie (Freda People) I’ve been a vegetarian since I was eight years old and a vegan since I was fifteen. I fucking hate meat: the smell of it, the taste of it, the feel ofContinue reading “Bring on the Lucy”

The Shiny, Green Lustre Of Folk Horror

By Nasir Ali Hussain “From the brown, bark trees, the green hanging leaves, the stone faerie forts to the power and fury of the horned, cloven-hoofed god.”   It could be said that where science fiction is concerned with the future, and fantasy with a time that never was, the genre of the supernatural is almostContinue reading “The Shiny, Green Lustre Of Folk Horror”

The Before and After Of HeadCleaner

By Nasir Ali Hussain I tend to see my life in distinct parcels of time. Each parcel containing its own distinctive tone, flavour and character. A certain trigger event will then occur and I will find that I have entered into a new parcel of time, a new era of life. The trigger event canContinue reading “The Before and After Of HeadCleaner”