Prologue Titus The ugliness of the veranda is worth killing for, it is grotesquely plain, a blind stab to the heart of art. I love shapes, the beauty behind structures, the outer quality that gives form to the inner conversations of the mind. Through this I see man as an instrument of art, each … Continue reading LIFE: COLD, HOT AND ALL.
Between The Hole And The Girl In My Dreams Her name was Tolu and she had eyes that hypnotized me with ease, a smile that turned my dreams into reality, an unquestionable simplicity of character that was charming and haunting at the same time, and a voice that sprayed poppy on my nerves. But it … Continue reading THE MEMOIRS OF A CYNICAL YARNER
“Giving an advice is a very good thing but nothing compares to living that advice.” The above quote is not one dropped by a magnificent historical figure nor an awe-inspiring twenty-first century role model, it’s just a mantra I have decided I should keep as close as possible. I had written an article a … Continue reading FINDING ARTSY IN STRANGE PLACES : (Scarves, Thoughts, Myself, amongst other things).
My father used to tell me I was the strongest child he knew and that I would grow into an even stronger woman. I was just six so I would frown my face at his comment. One day, while watching our soap opera, Superstory, we experienced a power outage. I reached eagerly for the emergency … Continue reading WHEN DEMIGODS GIFT YOU THINGS
When I looked up the dictionary definition of writing, I had half-expected to find a definition that will blow my mind while brow-beating me into thinking of writing as more than just an act of putting ink on paper, but really “Writing is just the activity of creating pieces of written work”. Anyway, after I … Continue reading ENTHUSING OVER SUBTLE ARTS: ON WRITING
It is our final year in school and after about eight years of living a life wherein I am consciously aware of how decisions effect changes in human existence, finding myself and my purpose have built great castles (and other less grand buildings) of worries in my mind. Struggling to decipher the various desires, wants … Continue reading ENTHUSING OVER SUBTLE ARTS: AN INTRODUCTION
I have observed, in the relatively few number of days that my consciousness has stayed with me, that almost every man is what he is or does what he does because of what he desires to gain from it. It is rare, almost infinitely, to find a man who tells you he is what he … Continue reading MUSINGS FROM MOUNT OLYMPUS
The average action-adventure movie or novel usually gives you characters playing roles that insofar as they stay true to originality do not blur the lines between the good guys and the bad guys. You have no choice but to admire the immaculately tanned skin of the former FBI agent-turned fugitive who has been framed for … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE MAN FROM ST. PETERSBURG, BY KEN FOLLETT
AUTHOR : Ransom Riggs PUBLISHER : Dutton Books FORMAT: Paperback PAGES : 160 ISBN : 9780399538537 On your first encounter with Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children series, four words immediately come to mind; Weird. Creepy. Weird. Creepy. Surprised that ‘horror’ hasn’t popped up? I wasn’t. Vast majority of book lovers … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: TALE OF THE PECULIAR
A Dame To Deal For ********** There was a mild storm raging outside on that joyless day in April, the panes of my window shattered among themselves like cold-wrapped teeth, the howling noise that came forth shook the locals out of their consciousness and everyone retreated to the comfort of their homes, even the irritating … Continue reading THE MEMOIRS OF A CYNICAL YARNER