Random thoughts #23

Years ago, I had a T-shirt which, in big bold letters, stated “Have A Day” and included a neutral smiley face. I found it curious and funny how many people read “nice” into the words. Pattern recognition and pre-judging based on past experiences. But I loved it when I’d pass the random person on the street and they’d quietly giggle at my shirt. It’s the small things sometimes – noticing both sides of the reaction, and taking joy or amusement in it. But I’m also older and (hopefully) wiser to realize people sometimes are on auto-pilot due to things in their life, and what they’re doing at the moment. I’ve been on the clueless side too – once realizing 5 HOURS LATER that a guy may have been making a pass at me.

So I guess I’m saying, “Have a day – with the good, and the bad, learn, grow, don’t cling to pain, don’t expect happiness, accept reality as it is, breath in, breath out, be nice to one another if you can because we’re all going to end up as piles of dust eventually, so why not strive to get those pleasant fuzzy feelings in the meantime?”

15 Minute Hate – new flash fiction

Warhol mentioned 15 minute of fame but in the flash fiction (or future speculative fiction) I’ve written, it might be more like a 15 Minute Hate. What happens when the government regulates the outrage machine on social media. Is it a better or worse world? As it is a draft, any feedback let me know on my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

Original Flash Fiction in Pictures

Virtual Afterlife in Multimedia is an original flash fiction (in pictures) of the future. A future where Humanity has created mind uploading to a virtual afterlife. Where it can be Heaven, Hell, or something in between. A new story by Evan Kayne. Enjoy!

Poetry on Sports

This new poem, Panem et Circenses (Iterum), all came out pretty much last Friday night as the Raptors basketball team out of Toronto won some championship or other. People cheering “We the North” and generally losing their minds. Sports go sports! [rolls eyes]. Anyhow, it’s new poetry, and in the next day or so I’ll post it to Instagram, do an audio clip with the words on YouTube, and update this post with links.

Some Poetry Today, and…

New poem by Evan Kayne, and a book review

This morning I was reading a collection of Pablo Neruda poetry. Something clicked in me. So I wrote a quick poem titled “I Do All This” under Library of Stories. It will also be available on Instagram, Facebook, and maybe later on YouTube.

As well, following after it is a review I did on The Inheritance of Shame by Peter Gajdics...you can also see this review at Good Reads…which I would link to, but as they won’t let me link directly to my review, here’s the link to it on my site.

Three Stories Added

Versus the Mind Reader – a story from the future where fighting a telepath is probably the last thing you want to do.
Just Another Airport Story – a future flash fiction about airports and space travel to Mars.
If Hell is Other People, What’s Heaven Like Wishes, Genies, and a short fiction about someone who was genre savvy.
All under Library of Stories – they’re older stories I wrote; I gave them another editorial pass.

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