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Funny satirical allegorical short stories



Fiction / Short Stories: funny, political satire, meaningful, comedy; psychology, sociology, corporations



Also of interest: Islands Of Sanity , Regenesis and the Tibestian Undead satire.

King Arthur of Cameldung - political satire
King Arthur of Cameldung and his fabled Sword, Expeditor In the heart of the great nation of Albion lies a swamp. In the middle of which, more or less, is a large hill - very broad, but not so tall – on which has stood for ages beyond memory the great City of Cameldung. The famous city; the royal city; the city of legend; the sinking city ... In fact Cameldung, and more significantly

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fiction, humour, politics, satire,


Morphene: first job - Grandma and the Biscuits
Grandma and the Biscuits Morpheen checked his reflection in a monitor – it felt about right … fairly androgynous, non-threatening, but not inclined to tolerate endless nonsense. It would do. Morpheen left his ship, which was now morphed into the appearance of the derelict camper van he’d bought (to acquire the legitimising paperwork) then sold for scrap, with identifying

tags:
fiction, islandsofsanity, psychology, satire, self knowledge,


ReGenesis - A tyre named Eden
Jenny was pleased. If understatement was a sport, the narrator could be heading for the next Olympics ... Jenny trembled. Her heart fluttered; her breathing waltzed; her pulse syncopated; her cheeks flushed; her palms tingled; her thoughts won silver in the 110 metre hurdles ... Breathe deep ... and slow. Calm ... down ... This is life. this has value. We must get this into some quality

tags:
environment, fiction, regenesis, sustainability,


humanoids can't theel?
Start with episode 1 :) Morpheen studied its reflection in a monitor. It had successfully morphed into human shape, but there were so many variables - choices, if you like - what age to appear, which social group and the big one - male or female? The human news channels suggested that females were more susceptible to violence and sexual attacks, but they were more ready to converse with each

tags:
fantasy, fiction, harmony, islandsofsanity, satire,


ReGenesis - In the (Second) Beginning
"The agro-chemical industry failed to genetically engineer a crop that would grow without soil" said Eddy, gazing at the semi-desert. His daughter, Withiel, had found a plant alive ... just the one. "It looks a bit like the photo of a dandelion," she said. "We can dig it up," suggested Eddy, "And take it home." He frowned, concerned about the survival of such a rare find. "We'll have to get

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fiction, regenesis,


Bewildering Non-Automatons
Start with episode 1 :) The automatons all left the Cube as the planet's sun moved lower in the sky. Morpheen felt pleased to witness the furrytypes becoming more active. If they were even remotely similar to Morpheens, then they were surely playing. They ventured further from the cover of the thorny bushes, but Morpheen stayed put, hoping to see more native species and gain the first

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fantasy, fiction, islandsofsanity, satire,


Morpheen discovers the FurryTypes
Morpheen changed shape into a large elastic sphere as its vehicle entered the atmosphere. At first it was a rough ride, as the atmosphere thickened and the vehicle rapidly lost speed. Then the noise and buffeting calmed, and Morpheen slimmed its sphere and extruded limbs. It settled into a seat by the primary console and morphed the vehicle into a parachute shape to stabilise the descent,

tags:
fantasy, fiction, islandsofsanity, satire,


Imminent fiction
I have 2 new writing projects underway. Just testing that the related links and themes work okay ... Regenesis  Islands Of Sanity In similar vein to the not-so-recent Tibestian Book of the Undead Tags: TibestianUndead, islandsofsanity, regenesis, fiction,  

tags:
fiction, islandsofsanity, TibestianUndead,


ex-institution, Gnostic Book of Job
Job sits on a rock and talks to his cat, though really the cat isn't significant. Job has no illusions that the cat listens to him, excepting a few key words, like 'food'. 'My trial has been hard, solitary and misunderstood. Ironically, the hardest work I've ever done has attracted dire projections from the most evil and unconscious people. Oddly, other mammals have seemed increasingly in tune,

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consciousness, fiction, gnosticism, meaningful, self knowledge, wholeness,


The Divorce of Lord and Lady Bregg-Zitt
The Divorce of Lord and Lady Bregg-Zitt by Hugh Pillock For the umpteenth time, Normah Bregg-Zitt found her toothpaste had been pushed to the bottom of the tube. ‘Oh Fark it,’ she complained, in her dulcet yet strident public school / Oxbridge / L.S.E. cultivated tones. Normah methodically teased the contents back up the tube towards the EXIT, and folded the vacant end of the tube

tags:
alcohol, brexit, consciousness, fiction, satire,


When new cars TV holidays leave you empty
When Albert first renovated an old car - when he was still in his teens - he felt an immense sense of freedom. Even then insurance was a ripoff, so he only used it for late summer - July through September. The only experience that matched it for liberty was later, when he lived "off grid", as it were, in a caravan - no rent, no services, close to nature. Slowly, some would say inexorably, the

tags:
children, climate change, exercise, fiction, funny, leadbyexample, satire, votewithyourwallet, wholeness, wisdom,


Lesson in manners whilst moving house
Clearly I don't understand sophisticated company (!): Recently, while helping someone move house, I had to ask the new owner if I could use her toilet. The new owners had arrived early ... "You mean the Baaathroom!" she tittered. I was puzzled, as you can probably tell. Never mind, when in Rome, do as the Romans do ... "Certainly madam," said I. "I prefer to use the lavatory, but if it

tags:
fiction, funny, satire, snobbery,


Heaven and Hell - Community Values. Diary of a non-feeding Vampire – (part 3x-b)
Heaven and Hell - Diary of a non-feeding Vampire – (part 3x-b) Imagine, if you can, taking a dog for a walk – having done so, on and off, for over 350 years. Sometimes your own neighbourhood can seem like paradise, sometimes the pits. And it isn’t just the weather … On a  recent walk of mine the whole district was very quiet, and I became aware of the absence of any such values. It was

tags:
alcohol, community, exercise, fiction, positive mental attitude, psychology, satire, selfcare, TibestianUndead,


Wholeness and Driving - Undead Diary chapter (2x +1)
Another excerpt from my 360+years diary of a reformed vampire The longer you live the more problems people seem to invent – or I am just being cantankerous? I’ll try to be more accurate – people keep inventing further complications. I can’t complain, though clearly I'm itching to! Driving, by which I mean personal ‘independent’ mobility with mechanical aids, is clearly a sort of

tags:
debt, fiction, projection, psychology, satire, selfcare, TibestianUndead, wholeness,


idollartry political satire - money infects democracy
idollartry Of course, no one knew this was about to happen, but a critical mass of people – all ages, both genders, from all countries, some rich, many poor, and most completely indifferent – were carrying the image of a sane, creative, empathic future society. Then there was one more. Suppose the critical mass was one million people (and, for all we know, non human mammals). The million

tags:
awakening, denial, fiction, hope, idollartry, pathological wealth, politics, revolution, satire, selfcare,


creepy parking ... and piles satire
Mr Creepy  retrieved his tobacco from under the settee while his wife was busy in the bathroom. He’d brought her back from town and was pleased to discover his parking space across the road hadn’t been taken. No sooner had he reminisced his good fortune, squatting by the settee, than he heard the sound of a large vehicle coming to a standstill outside his house. The road was a dead-end, and

tags:
being, consciousness, fiction, psychology, relationships, satire, selfcare,


Know thyself ... or wound others
Even in the tiny, quiet town of Smogdale, UpNorth County, in the UQ (the Untidy Queendom of Little England), the traffic congestion is getting so bad that Kevin the builder has a problem. Despite being a couple of inches short of 7 feet tall, well built and notoriously energetic, he doesn't want to carry his tools 200 yards from his van to his house every day after work. He doesn't want to carry

tags:
being, consciousness, fiction, leadbyexample, mindfulness, projection, psychology, satire, self knowledge, selfcare, solar, wisdom,


Broke and Free = paradise
For hundreds of years the landed 'nobles' of Europe stole the produce of their serfs (slaves) and stole land from each other using the 'patriotic' curse to propel their slaves into war: millions of dead millions of widows millions of widowers millions of orphans millions of sufferers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and worse … much worse , and no treatment or understanding. And they no

tags:
alcohol, consumerism, fiction, freedom, history, paradise, pathological wealth, politics, psychology, reinventing slavery, selfcare, wisdom,


Racist halfwits are offered self-awareness
Racist halfwits are offered self-awareness (!) but decline the offer One of the perks/handicaps of being 360 years young (!) is spotting glaring contradictions. Sometimes this gets me into hot water. For example, a mother and daughter with a 'foreign' accent in a cafe, suddenly confronted by a crowd of young males sporting tattoos and aggressive attire. They want to know if the females are

tags:
being, consciousness, fantasy, featured, fiction, projection, psychology, TibestianUndead,


fiction - career choices on leaving school
Ivor and Paul were chatting in the barn, out of the (rather unusual) blazing sun, when Ivor's grandson arrived. Ivor made a big deal of greeting him, very warmly, and Paul raised an eyebrow. Alex looked up now and then and smiled, but mostly frowned, his gaze downcast. Ivor caught Paul's quizzical expression and gave the tiniest nod, which Paul had learned to interpret as "trust me, I’ll

tags:
banking, capital, debt, fiction, freedom, funny, hope, housing, politics, satire, selfcare,


Unplugged from the Corporate World
Short story - Unplugged from the Corporate World  #alienation #debt #freedom #GrowYourOwn #leadbyexample Nearly two years has passed since Paul exited the commercial world, his caravan on Ivor's farm is homely, his own plot of land providing most of what he eats, with surplus salads to sell, and Ivor, being a wise old bird with no paper qualifications realises it's time for the occasional

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alienation, debt, fiction, freedom, growyourown, leadbyexample,


Paradise Found
Ancient Ivor is giving young Paul a lift in his car. Paul chats continually and is agitated about Ivor driving so slowly. "Where's the radio?" Paul asked. There isn't one. After fifteen minutes, Ivor stops in a lay-by. "I need you to be quiet for five minutes. Empty your mind and look at the world. After each minute, or thereabouts, I'll ask you a question." "Okay Gov. You're the boss.

tags:
being, consciousness, featured, fiction, leadbyexample, mindfulness, miscellany 1, psychology, selfcare, wisdom,


slowest lessons to learn
psychology/sociology - from the point of view of a 360 year old non-feeding vampire. What are the slowest lessons to learn? The answer is easy, the details aren't! Patience and wisdom. A 360 year old non-feeding vampire is still on the journey, and probably will never 'arrive' at this desirable destination ... For example, the most annoying and inconsiderate people will believe absolute,

tags:
denial, fiction, hope, psychology, selfcare, sociology, symbolic, TibestianUndead, wisdom,


escaping reinventing slavery housing and learned helplessness
The Tibestian Book of the Undead  The Diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old Vampire  part 6 Turkey, ~1850 'How do you get the first post to stand upright?' asked Ibil. 'Anlamiyorum,' quoth I. I haven't a clue. We were helping a neighbour (Ibil was another of my neighbours). The plan was to tall wooden posts to stand upright, and then thatch a roof on top to keep their straw dry in the

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fantasy, fiction, freedom, hope, housing, reinventing slavery, satire, TibestianUndead,


Consciousness - The World in ones Head
Tibestian Book of the Undead, part 5 I think I was about 50 when I first realised that many people's world is almost entirely in their minds. I'd known for decades that people are complicated, very different .. weird. Including yours truly, of course. The first example I recall was when I'd spent many months rebuilding a barn, as well as having a full time job. I finished making the roof

tags:
being, BestPossibleOutcome, consciousness, featured, fiction, funny, hope, leadbyexample, mindfulness, satire, Social media, TibestianUndead, updated, wisdom,




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