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Jan 30, 2024

Going Live With Suzuki Piano and Cello for Jazz and Classical Students at the Tale Teller Club Academy of Arts



Welcome to the new year and the new classes and syllabuses.



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Episode 148 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA. Suzuki Piano and Cello Lessons at the Tale Teller Academy of Arts new year syllabus starts tomorrow
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30 Jan, 2024 - 14:54

Episode 147 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA. AI has such stifling capacity on creativity and should be considered a fad, it won’t survive taste
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30 Jan, 2024 - 14:43

Episode 145 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA. Content creation sucks, I’m jumping ship

30 Jan, 2024 - 15:00

Episode 144 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA. Being a Freak and Proud as My TV Career is Launched on Vimeo, What’s the Issue With Chinese Imports?
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20 Jan, 2024 - 14:58

Episode 143 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA. Bat wings, being a classy chef, shopping with great grandma
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18 Jan, 2024 - 14:14

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 7 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
In Chapter 7 of "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier's journey of self-discovery and awakening continues. As she grapples with societal expectations and her own desires, Edna becomes increasingly aware of the limitations imposed upon her by traditional gender roles. The novel explores Edna's evolving relationships, her growing independence, and her struggle to reconcile societal norms with her innermost yearnings. Chopin's narrative is a poignant exploration of female identity, autonomy, and the consequences of challenging societal expectations. "The Awakening" remains a timeless masterpiece in the canon of female literature, offering a nuanced and thought-provoking portrayal of a woman's quest for self-realization in a society that seeks to confine her.
18 Jan, 2024 - 30:55

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 8 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin is a classic novel that explores the societal constraints and personal desires of women in the late 19th century. In Chapter 8, the protagonist, Edna Pontellier, continues her journey of self-discovery. Edna is increasingly dissatisfied with the limitations of her role as a wife and mother within the confines of traditional gender norms. As she becomes more aware of her own desires and aspirations, Edna grapples with the expectations placed upon her by society. Chopin's novel is celebrated for its portrayal of female autonomy and its critique of the restrictive societal norms of the time. "The Awakening" remains a timeless masterpiece in the canon of female literature, challenging readers to reflect on themes of identity, independence, and the pursuit of personal fulfillment.
18 Jan, 2024 - 34:42

Episode 142 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA. Launching the TV shows tomorrow for Burlesque Ballet and Freaks Kitchen Cookery Show
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17 Jan, 2024 - 14:56

Episode 141 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA. Living to 120 with my new cooking show Freaks Kitchen and Burlesque keep fit for over 60s on Vimeo
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17 Jan, 2024 - 14:56

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 6 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
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17 Jan, 2024 - 33:30

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 5 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
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12 Jan, 2024 - 44:07

Episode 140 - The Marchioness of Dorchester launches Freaks Kitchen on YouTube and Vimeo and puts the world to rights on matters of lust
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11 Jan, 2024 - 14:55

Episode 139 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA Sonnet 3 The Online Suitor by Quillmatic Bardinator Poetry Reading Free Download Bonus Episodes

30 Dec, 2023 - 01:13

Episode 138 - Sarnia de la Mare FRSA Raunchy Videos Constipation Poetry Quillmatic Bardinator and Sophie Ellis Bextor at Soho House
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30 Dec, 2023 - 14:59

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 4 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
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Our free library feature today is "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 4 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
29 Dec, 2023 - 42:06

Episode 137 - Tale Teller Club Show Poetry by Qullmatic Bardinator Live Reading by iServalan Mobile Phone Lost Dramas
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28 Dec, 2023 - 12:13

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 3 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
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Diaries and musings about living the good life after menopause and taking each day of rebelion as it comes.
28 Dec, 2023 - 40:08

Episode 136 - Tale Teller Club Show Mummy They’re Killing Children Again by Sarnia de La Mare FRSA #warpoems
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20 Dec, 2023 - 01:39

Episode 135 - Tale Teller Club Show The Car Crash Suicides by Sarnia de la Mare FRSA #poetry
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20 Dec, 2023 - 01:12

Episode 134 - Tale Teller Club Show Christmas in England Cat Poop Bombing Arty Farty Chatting Poetry Prose by Sarnia de la Mare

20 Dec, 2023 - 14:56

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 2 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
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20 Dec, 2023 - 53:00

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: CH 1 A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature
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This week's serialised book over on my podcast is

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin: A Timeless Masterpiece in the Canon of Female Literature


Introduction:

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, published in 1899, stands as a groundbreaking work that has transcended time and remains a significant part of the canon of female literature. Chopin's novel, considered controversial in its time, delves into the complexities of female identity, societal expectations, and the pursuit of self-discovery. As we explore the enduring relevance of "The Awakening" in the realm of female literature, we uncover its profound impact on feminist discourse and its timeless exploration of the female experience.

Breaking Societal Norms:

At the heart of "The Awakening" is Edna Pontellier, a woman who defies the conventional roles assigned to women in the late 19th century. Edna's journey is one of rebellion against societal norms and expectations, particularly those imposed on women by a patriarchal society. Her awakening is a symbolic act of breaking free from the shackles of societal expectations and discovering her own voice and desires.

Female Sexuality and Independence:

Chopin fearlessly addresses female sexuality in a time when such discussions were considered taboo. Edna's exploration of her own desires and the awakening of her sensuality challenge the prevailing Victorian ideals of female purity and subservience. Chopin's narrative is a celebration of women claiming agency over their bodies and desires, paving the way for future generations of female writers to explore and articulate their own experiences.

The Struggle for Self-Realization:

Edna's journey towards self-realization mirrors the broader struggle faced by women in a society that limited their roles to wives and mothers. Her awakening is not just a personal transformation but a symbolic act that mirrors the broader feminist movement seeking equality and autonomy for women. Chopin's portrayal of Edna's internal conflict resonates with women across different eras, as they grapple with societal expectations and strive to define themselves on their terms.

Impact on Feminist Discourse:

"The Awakening" has played a crucial role in shaping feminist discourse, inspiring generations of writers and thinkers to explore themes of female autonomy, identity, and empowerment. Chopin's unapologetic depiction of a woman's journey to self-discovery has provided a foundation for feminist literature and continues to be a source of inspiration for contemporary feminist writers.

Conclusion:

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin remains an enduring masterpiece in the canon of female literature, tackling themes of female identity, sexuality, and autonomy with unprecedented honesty and courage. Its relevance persists, serving as a timeless exploration of the female experience and an inspiration for those who seek to challenge societal expectations and define themselves on their terms. As we continue to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of gender dynamics, Chopin's work stands as a beacon, reminding us of the importance of women's voices and the pursuit of self-realization.
15 Dec, 2023 - 36:13

Episode 125 - Tale Teller Club Show Teeth Whitening Vaseline Allergies Hand Poke Tattoos and the New Book Lovers Podcasts with Sarnia
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14 Dec, 2023 - 14:42

Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ch 8 Adult Literature Audiobooks at the Tale Teller Club
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13 Dec, 2023 - 21:20

Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ch 7 Adult Literature Audiobooks at the Tale Teller Club
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More great audiobooks by Tale Teller Club Publishing every day.
13 Dec, 2023 - 33:24

Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ch 6 Adult Literature Audiobooks at the Tale Teller Club
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11 Dec, 2023 - 29:46

Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ch 5 Adult Literature Audiobooks at the Tale Teller Club
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09 Dec, 2023 - 35:14

Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ch 4 Adult Literature Audiobooks at the Tale Teller Club
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08 Dec, 2023 - 30:38

New Horror Collection at the Tale Teller Club with daily short stories and easy reads by Sarnia de la Mare FRSA
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08 Dec, 2023 - 05:35

Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ch 3 Adult Literature Audiobooks at the Tale Teller Club
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08 Dec, 2023 - 31:49
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Jan 28, 2024

Exploring the World of 3D Filming with GoPro Hero Cameras



Exploring the World of 3D Filming with GoPro Hero Cameras


Introduction: In recent years, the world of filmmaking has witnessed a surge in the popularity of 3D content. Thanks to advancements in technology, even compact and affordable cameras like the GoPro Hero series can now capture stunning three-dimensional footage. In this blog post, we'll delve into the exciting realm of 3D filming using GoPro Hero cameras and explore the creative possibilities they offer.

Understanding 3D Filming: 3D filming involves capturing images that mimic the way human vision perceives depth. This creates a more immersive and lifelike viewing experience. GoPro Hero cameras, known for their portability and ruggedness, have become a popular choice for capturing dynamic 3D content.


Setting Up Your GoPro Hero for 3D Filming: Dual Camera Rig: To achieve 3D footage, you'll need a setup with two GoPro Hero cameras. Mount them side by side using a specialized rig or a DIY solution.
Syncing Settings: Ensure both cameras have identical settings, including resolution, frame rate, and white balance. This ensures a seamless 3D effect during post-production.


Choosing the Right Accessories: 3D Mounts: Invest in 3D mounts designed for GoPro cameras, which simplify the process of aligning and syncing the cameras.
Stabilization: Smooth footage is crucial for an enjoyable 3D viewing experience. Consider using stabilizers or gimbals to reduce shakes and jitters.


Capture Techniques for 3D: Parallax Effect: Leverage the parallax effect by moving the camera horizontally. This technique enhances the perception of depth in the final footage.
Depth Perception: Experiment with different distances and angles to objects in the frame. This helps create a more pronounced sense of depth.


Post-Production and Editing: Editing Software: Utilize video editing software capable of handling 3D content, such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.
Synchronization: Sync the footage from both cameras during the editing process to maintain the 3D effect.
Adjusting Depth: Fine-tune the depth settings to achieve the desired level of 3D effect.


Sharing Your 3D Masterpiece: YouTube 3D: Share your content on platforms like YouTube, which supports 3D video playback. Ensure you upload the video in a compatible format for the best viewing experience.
VR Headsets: Explore the immersive world of virtual reality by viewing your 3D content on VR headsets.


Inspiration and Resources: GoPro Community: Join the GoPro community forums to exchange tips, tricks, and experiences with fellow 3D filmmakers.
3D Filmmaking Tutorials: Explore online tutorials and guides that offer insights into advanced 3D filming techniques.

Conclusion: Venturing into 3D filmmaking with GoPro Hero cameras opens up a realm of creative possibilities. By following these tips and leveraging the right accessories, you can capture and share captivating 3D content that immerses viewers in a truly unique visual experience. So, gear up, sync your cameras, and embark on a journey into the fascinating world of 3D filmmaking with your trusty GoPro Hero.

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Jan 24, 2024

Mothers' Frowning © 2024 Sarnia de la Maré FRSA

 Mothers' Frowning



The boys are playing 

war again

Their bodies

Slammed

on dirty ground

What have we become?

But dirty whores

for pain and loss.

Don’t make no fuss


Let them fight

They’re only boys

They love their toys

Planes and boats

Bayonets at throats

Armaments of hope



Guns are so much fun

What have we become?



Such exhilarating 

Noises

Hooray Horrah

They do not hear

The Voices

'Neath deafening tones 

of death and drones

The screams of girls,

are drowning

in war’s

Turmoil

and mothers’ frowning



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Tofu and edible flowers recipes


Delightful Tofu Creations: A Culinary Symphony of Edible Flowers

Introduction:

Tofu, also known as bean curd, has become a staple in many kitchens worldwide due to its versatility and ability to absorb flavors. Elevate your tofu recipes by incorporating edible flowers, not only for a burst of color and elegance but also for added health benefits. In this blog, we'll explore delightful tofu recipes garnished with edible flowers and delve into the nutritional advantages they bring. For more in-depth information, we'll provide links to trusted sources.


Health Benefits of Tofu:

Before we embark on our culinary journey, let's briefly touch upon the health benefits of tofu. Tofu is a fantastic source of plant-based protein, making it an excellent option for vegetarians and vegans. It is also rich in essential amino acids, iron, calcium, and other nutrients.

Additionally, tofu contains isoflavones, which are plant compounds with antioxidant properties. These compounds have been linked to various health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers. Tofu is also known to support bone health, improve skin elasticity, and aid in weight management.

Edible Flowers: A Feast for the Eyes and Body:

Edible flowers not only add a visual flair to your dishes but also contribute unique flavors and health benefits. Many edible flowers are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, promoting overall well-being. Some common edible flowers include pansies, nasturtiums, violets, calendula, and chive blossoms.

Including edible flowers in your diet can boost your immune system, support digestion, and provide a range of nutrients. Keep in mind that not all flowers are edible, so it's crucial to source them from reputable sources or grow them yourself.

Tofu Recipes with Edible Flowers:

Tofu Salad with Pansy Petals:Toss cubes of firm tofu with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber.
Garnish with pansy petals for a pop of color and delicate, slightly peppery flavor.
Dress with a light vinaigrette made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard.


Nasturtium Tofu Skewers:Marinate tofu cubes in a zesty blend of lemon juice, olive oil, and minced garlic.
Skewer the marinated tofu and grill until golden brown.
Top with nasturtium flowers for a vibrant, peppery kick.


Calendula Infused Tofu Stir-Fry:Stir-fry tofu with an array of colorful vegetables such as bell peppers, broccoli, and snap peas.
Infuse the dish with the subtle citrus flavor of calendula petals.
Season with soy sauce, ginger, and garlic for a savory and aromatic experience.

For more detailed information on edible flowers and their benefits, consider exploring reputable websites such as The Spruce Eats or Epicurious.

Conclusion:

By infusing your tofu recipes with edible flowers, you not only create visually stunning dishes but also enhance their nutritional profile. Experiment with different flower varieties to discover unique flavor combinations and elevate your culinary creations. Embrace the health benefits of both tofu and edible flowers for a delightful and nutritious dining experience.



Jan 21, 2024

Strata 13, The Book of Immersion, Renyke Takes Action, (Hormones)

Welcome to Immersion, you have reached Strata 13


Illustration art by iServalan for the Book of Immersion by Tale Teller Club Publishing
When a human is put under stress from within their environment, there is an increase in anxiety and stress hormone, epinephrine, also known as Adrenaline. This hormone 'rush' can feel like anxiousness, nervousness, or excitement. Human soldiers, for example, have been seen to find extreme violence euphoric, ecstatic, and even addictive.

Feelings of 'amped up' anxiety are necessary for survival. Often the hormone rushes in such extreme situations will lead to a human's increased ability to concentrate, feelings of immortality, and a distraction from pain. Blood vessels contract to direct more blood to major muscle groups increasing strength for up to an hour after any such stressful event.

The power of a machine, an android, an artificial intelligence program, etc., is not linked to hormone releases. The ability to increase strength could be programmed into robots as an extra storage source, when needs must, but such resources are prescriptive and controlled through innate programming. Most humans are unaware of their own strengths and may be rarely tested to call upon them, unlike a machine whose reserve banks are permanently at the ready. 

Humans under the influence of long term stress, in situations of domestic abuse for example, will not function correctly and may die prematurely.



Renyke opens the window with lightening speed.

'What you doing man? Ya fucksyfool,' shouted flex.

At the same time Shabra opened her window, smiling innocently at the robber.

Flex, realising that he better act fast or risk being an onlooker, opened the window hatch on the roof.

Renyke's extension arm had engaged adding a foot or more to his normal reach.
In the blink of Flex's eye, Renyke grabbed the threatening assailant by the throat and with one squeeze of his Adam's apple, the victim fell to the ground with an instantly broken neck.

His bulging eyes popped from his skull as he hit the floor, rolling into the gutter.

Simultaneously, Shabra, still smiling, held up one hand in surrender. The assailant lapsed his concentration, focusing on his friend who has disappeared from the other side of the vehicle. The man with the AK47 at the front did the same.

Almost in unison Shabra and Flex regained control taking on one robber each.
Shabra, barely flinching and with great dexterity, cut the robber's throat like the wild animal she hunted for lunch. Renyke sees only the glinting blade as it shards through the darkness.

Flex, now atop the vehicle with his torso, had engaged his mental autopilot and retrieved his favourite hand pistol from one of the many pockets in his long coat.
He fired six bullets for good measure, penetrating the man in front of the car who dropped the AK47 before he fell to the ground in a bloody mess.

The hail of bullets caused screaming, shouting and general mayhem as people ducked and scrambled for cover.

'Dum arse men, a poorly manned ambush indeedy! Speedy but Greedy,' said Shabra as she wiped the blade on her trousers grimacing at the assailants blood then smiling at her rhyming skills.
She wasted no time, immediately engaging the car and running over one of the muggers.

Other people moved aside, frightened and not willing to take on the potentially life threatening vehicle.

Flex was hooting and screaming.
'Yes, man. Woa, they didn't see that coming. You guys are good!

Erm, but what's with the weird arm, Renyke man?'

Shabra looks at Flex in the mirror and says, 'Well, we've only seen a few of his skills so far. He's a droid after all.'

'Of course, said Flex. I do forget. He seems so, you know........

'Hmmmmm, he really does,' agrees Shabra




to be continued.....

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Jan 19, 2024

Strata 12, Immersion V1, Shabra and the Basement People (Emotions)

pale man under water with fishes

Welcome to Immersion, you have reached Strata 12

Most humans progress through life along a path created by the society and culture they are part of. Existentialism emphasises individual existences, freedom, and choice. Machines are essentialists, focusing on the inherent nature or essence of things and the belief in fundamental, unchanging truths.

Emotions are vital to help humans learn and make decisions. Feelings are experienced constantly from birth to death. A new born baby is emotionally involved with its mother as soon as it understands she is a valuable source for food and comfort and the emotional attachment is immediate.

Emotions, for humans, are an essential part of being consistent, being part of a social group, and staying safe.

Androids have successfully been programmed with 'visceral-like' responses but these are mimicked, not intrinsic. Androids are trained to respond to their owners fears and happiness as they are unable to understand emotions themselves, for themselves. These models are generally trained to respond to human physical alterations such as odours, sweat, pupil changes, vocal idiosyncrasies etc, and to respond as if they are their own. We could call this 'fake empathy'.
Automatic robotic vehicles do not fear the crash, they simply know that a crash is not desirable in terms of their interactive function, and the ongoing success of the job in hand.

'We should get some *infon on any *preds, Shabra said, thinking hard about the best time of night to get to the *edge, which was renowned for tribal and gang flash points

Renyke asked the POS to translate.

It would seem that Shabra is gathering helpful information to aid our journey

Renyke was uncertain what to do. This feeling was becoming all too familiar and quite at odds with his hitherto programmed assuredness.

'You coming or what?' Shabra asks from outside the car, leading the way to a set of stairs that led down into a noisy basement.

The robodog wagged its tail and sat importantly on the roof of the vehicle looking around and growling.


Shabra knocked on a large door and a camera was activated above them. They were being scanned.

The door opened suddenly and a large man with a long beard frisked them before allowing them entry.
Renyke, not used to any sort of frisking in his past life, was sensing increasing anxiety.

The POS was idle.

'Welcome brother,' the guard said to Flex. 'Are you well?'

'Fine, just fine, my friend,' Flex answered, 'We continue unabated to live another day *vilarev.' 

Both men laughed convivially whilst Renyke wondered what had amused them.


They enter a meeting place, some kind of bar. It is thick with smoke, the smell of *nibs, sweat, and the streets. 

A woman approaches chanting poetry with her arms outstretched.
'The sun shines bright when you let in the light, welcome my sister of the night.' There is more convivial laughter.

She embraces Shabra and they exchange warm greetings. Excited to make new acquaintances the woman beckons the group to sit at a table.

'Ah, come, come my friends. I have a perfect place for you to sit and please, be my guests at the bar.

The woman beckons a member of staff 'Let's have liquor.' she says, 'bring my best for my new friends.'

Renyke asks the POS for details about the venue, the location and the owner but it makes little sense..

.......data unavailable..... scrambled information

'How come these places aren't mapped?' Renyke asked Shabra.

'Mr Renyke, you ask too many questions. 'Hiding is surviving.'

'Yes,' interjected Flex, 'and we move, we move often. The key to freedom is movement.
Nothing is permanent. Only your lungs and your heart. Only your breath and when that's not permanent, you're dead and you're ready for the *metamorph.

'And we know not where that will take us for certain.'

Renyke checks the POS which is active again.

.....Urchs believe in various spiritual concepts but nothing is written down. Oral traditions and faith seem to be passed from parents to children.
They believe in the existence of dissatisfied or pained ghost like entities from the future. 
Urchs believe that death is not the end, merely a manifest alteration referred to as the third life. This third life is fiercely protected with love because hate manifested in individuals will be carried to the next life.

They also believe that hate is so powerful that they it can control what the unborn will do in the future.  Hate becomes a circular energy that rotates between past present and future, forging an eternal and devastating cycle of ruin across several dimensions of existence. The dead are responsible for the living, the living are responsible for the future born. To follow this mantra of enlightenment and love is the only certain way to ensure human success.

.....Urchs also believe that taking drugs or mind altering ingested compounds will help them understand what is 'real real' and that the stresses of daily existence mask these realities and render them misunderstood. Urchs believe that getting high enables them a greater understanding of reality and even an ability to meet the entities or ghosts of the future and to realise their path to enlightenment.



'We shouldn't stay here too long, and you shouldn't get high,' said Renyke, looking at Shabra who is drinking the free liquor.

'You are so uptight Mr Renyke.' Shabra winks.

There is a brief conversation between a man and Shabra that Renyke cannot understand.

The POS has lost signal so Renyke turns to Flex.

'What is this dialect?' he asks.

'Ah, that is *zonespeak, with some colour changes for the Urchs. We have our own code see.'

Shabra rises, 'Let's Go! I think there is some trouble around tonight.'


                               *****

Outside a small urch child sits on the bonnet of the car.

'Can I come too?' the child asks excitedly.

'No man, This is grown-up stuff. Come see me tomorrow, now *fucksyoff.'

The child jumps off the bonnet, hugs Flex, and runs away

Various people try to offer them drugs. Another offers a selection of weapons. 

Finally they are all in the car and they drive to the underpass through a thinning crowd. The child appears again on the bonnet, facing forwards and singing with a fist raised.

'No sweat,' says Flex, 'we will get him off the other side. He does no harm, annoying is all.'

Suddenly there is an almighty bang and the child on the bonnet is shot. Its guts are all over the windscreen, blood drips down the glass and the crowd scarpers.
Everyone on the street is screaming.

The POS engages


.....99% likelihood of robbery, ambush, death alert!

There is a man in front of the car pointing an AK47 at Shabra's head.
Two other men flank the vehicle and bang rhythmically on the windows.


'Bastardos gang aint getting my *vicular.', shouts Shabra.


to be continued

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Jan 16, 2024

Cruel Ballet by Sarnia de la Maré FRSA for Tale Teller Club Publishing #poetry


 

Cruel Ballet


I always remember 

the bad times

The ones where the 

prima 

fell.

When the stage floor

cracked open

and ate her bleeding legs

like a hungry croc

Then the audience

left her,

with bloody stumps

to find a nowhere place


It was a cruel ballet



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