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Abandoned Artifacts

I had this conversation with a friend of mine just the other day.

I use to love so many of those literary outlaws – Buroughs, Jean Genet, Jim Carroll, … 154 more words


The Telegram

This is a sequel to my earlier post, Trax boy and now ain’t dat a man!.

A school friend kindly sent me a telegram after I won at the Australian Schools Athletic championships, admitting I was good enough despite wearing cheap sneakers called ‘trax’.  261 more words


“My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.

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Charles Bukowski (Part 2?)

You told me not to write
unless the desire to
was burning so deep inside me
nothing else would matter
and if I had to stare at the screen, 156 more words


Mind-warp, Whizzing

“I had been alternating between the works of two authors who would have recognised situation of complete and dangerously irresponsible inebriation in one of the sleaziest cities in the world. 133 more words


Factotum traces the life of Henry Chinaski, an itinerant worker, who is struggling to become an established writer in America during the 1940s and 1950s. Through the novel Chinaski tells the story of how, in a perennial alcoholic fog, drifts from city to city, trying and discarding jobs and women.Factotum begins with Chinaski arriving in New Orleans to escape his restrictive hometown of Los Angeles and his conservative father. 441 more words




If you’re going to try,
go all the way.

don’t even start.

This could mean losing girlfriends, wives,
relatives and maybe even your mind. 126 more words