The Simple Complexity of My Neighbor Totoro

As the first part of the title suggests, My Neighbor Totoro is an incredibly simple film. Two young girls, Mei and Satsuki, relocate with their father to a rural village in a beautifully sequestered home. For most of the film’s first half the high-energy and bubbly sisters explore their potentially haunted new house and aimlesslyContinue reading “The Simple Complexity of My Neighbor Totoro”

Amelio…

A short story by Fabrice Nozier  “Amelio,” Ms. Farajah said. “It’s called Amelio”. Sitting at her red clothed roundtable were Ms. Faraja’s first visitors in years, Owen and Anne. “It’ll open her right up. She won’t be able to stop talking,” her elderly voice cracked.  After Anne’s husband of three years and high-school sweetheart hadContinue reading “Amelio…”

Even if Her Heart Was Beating

A circular room.  Ten bodies lay on their respective boards during the hours of slumber. One of which was dissimilar to the rest. She lay awake on the slant of her board contemplating. Unlike most, she placed a hand on her heart to see if it was there.  No pulse. “I am not alive” sheContinue reading “Even if Her Heart Was Beating”

At The Hands of The Architect

Hatred. It is assumed that this idea has been embedded in the human conscience. That it is a part of our nature. It resides within our DNA. It is what makes us human. And why should we not assume so? Since the dawn of humanity man has known hatred better than he knows the starsContinue reading “At The Hands of The Architect”

Before Dawn, Utopia was Imminent [Translated for the Mind of a Third]

Part 7 of how “us” began. YOU ARE A THIRD THEY ARE THE FOURTHS [residents in another dimension] At the post, the Leader (God) thought what was to be done with Darkness and the return of the shadows. The Sixth, our prime guardian, was overwhelmed with his previous encounters with Darkness and its exploitation ofContinue reading “Before Dawn, Utopia was Imminent [Translated for the Mind of a Third]”

First Encounter: The Dark [Translated for the Mind of a Third]

Part 6 of how “us” began. At the Third, Darkness was confronted by the Sixth, our Guardian. A defining moment in our timeline that resulted in the dystopian “now” that we live in (maybe just you). For the first “moments” the Sixth stared at Darkness with peculiarity [Note! It is impossible for us Thirds toContinue reading “First Encounter: The Dark [Translated for the Mind of a Third]”

You, Me and Darkness Itself [Translated for the Mind of a Third]

Part 5 of how “us” began. The Guardians stared at the leader, perplexed. What had the emergence of Darkness meant? All 6 Guardians assumed that coercive action was the best move; outnumber Darkness and destroy it. The Leader, God, was quick to contradict and said “leave it be”. 5 of the Guardians agreed with theContinue reading “You, Me and Darkness Itself [Translated for the Mind of a Third]”