On ‘Reverse Obituary’

Very pleased to say that my piece Reverse Obituary has been published in the January 2020 edition of RIC Journal.

This was inspired by the desire to write an obit of sorts for Kabid and pull all the threads of his life story – i.e. pre-death and before he became The Dead Man – together; the Dead Man died long ago, and has since taken on a life of his own. But also I came across this wacky article in QZ on how envisaging one’s death can help with career goal setting…

Enjoyed the writing of this one a lot, felt the high for days. Thanks to S – as always.

On ‘Crocodilian’

Very pleased to post that my poem Crocodilian has been published in the October 2019 edition of the ever-off-centre RIC. This issue also happens to be the third (!) anniversary of the publication, and as is now customary, the anniversary comes with a theme. This time it’s the Devil and Hell, hence the subject of the poem.

Wanted to write something fun but disconcerting and which also linked back to a piece I wrote a while ago called Then God, about the daily torments of the devil.

Thanks, as usual, to S, but also congratulations on making it this far despite everything and staying true to the original vision and intentions of RIC – long may it continue.

On ‘Dead Man Poems I’

Very pleased to say some of my Dead Man poems have been published in the September 2019 issue of the ever-unorthodox RIC.

In this set, the Dead Man considers his options, regrets his recklessness and shares his wisdom. Crossing fingers that more on the Dead Man is to come…

Thanks as always to Saudamini for giving me the time and space and support to write. Especially in light of the fact that the “Related” portion of the page on RIC looks like this: