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We are many

We have lived many lives. Even in this one, we have lived plenty. We are not the people today that we will be tomorrow, and we sure aren’t the same people as we were yesterday. And we probably wouldn’t want to be.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t even recognise the people I used to be, yet I have been them in my nine lives I have had this time around. I wouldn’t want to be them, I don’t even like most of them, and I am not sure I understand them.

And none of…

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Just live with it

I have to live with the voices.

I suppose we all do, but mine grind me down, in good times I am left out cold.

I live with things better unsaid.

I suppose we all do.

But it grinds me down when I should be present.

It takes me out of the conversation because…

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Shadows of Christmas Present

The ghosts they come.
The good the bad and the truly hideous.
Haunting our present from the past and the future.
Spoiling the moment. If we let it.
They come often this time of year. When we look in the mirror, and when we don’t.
When we least expect it.
And when we expect it most.
We can’t run from our ghosts or shadows.
They’ll seek us out:
So filled with Christmas cheer, we forget for a moment, we push the ghosts away and keep the shadows…

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my noise box won’t listen. so, neither will i.

Noise box won’t listen. So, then neither will I. two can play that game. Why be designed to tare itself down? And if not designed, then programmed? If so by who? What? How? Distraction? From what? By whom? Why? Money obviously, is the easy one. But no doubt it is more sinister than that. And maybe not quite so boring. 

But it doesn’t stop it gnawing away.

It doesn’t stop the incessant stripping down.

Knowledge of who and why will not save you from how. That is the bigger…

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downhill from here.

Nothing works the way it should, how we imagined. It wasn’t this. Whatever this is, is not what they sold us. 

I could write a list. I won’t. I don’t want to bore you. There’s no point adding to your woes. And they are tedious in the desire to try and smile through it. Even if I can’t. 

And I should be doing okay. I am ticking several boxes, according to those who would like you to think they are in the know. But what they don’t know is that it is not that simple.

Things…

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grab it whilst it’s not.

grab it whilst it’s not.

It creeps in, the madness. And it is not a case of whether you let it, or how strong you are. It is not case of giving up. Quite the opposite. It is because you’re holding on.

There is no amount of affirmation you make that equate to greatness. Whatever that is.

There is no simple formula.

And it is not case of whether you have got it, or you haven’t. it is nothing more than luck. For some.

The…

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Can we change the world with words alone?

What are we doing when we write? When we write nonfiction is anyone listening? When we write fiction is the aim to make a point or entertain? Can we do both? How do we push the boundaries of writing into new realms? With our immersion into the digital, can we think differently to be creators of new worlds, new realities?

I have enjoyed writing fiction since my late teens. I am 44 now.

Over that time, I…

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Hi, welcome to my site. My name is Sam and I am a writer, indie publisher, and marketer.  

I write cyberpunk / dystopian fiction, non-fiction, abstract prose, and more. I also occasionally podcast as well as follow other creative pursuits such as NFT art. 

my work is a comment on this dystopian world we seem to be building and sleepwalking into. 

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It is something that is preorganised or a bandwagon that is jumped on. It stokes fear in the public and for that reason it has value. Value to governments, big business, and those that like to seed doubts in the very foundations of society. Therefore, it has utility.

If by jumping on the back of that wagon and indeed seeking to make routes to take over the reins, I really hope this metaphor is panning out, those that aim to utilise that social panic for their own use gain…

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Sleepwalking into dystopia looks at the role of big tech verse government legislation that both try to gaslight us into believing they are fighting for us when the reality is quite the opposite

Why do people not see it? Why do they conflate it with conspiracy theory or some kind of radical extremist for even thinking about what is going on in the world? Most people would rather bury their heads in the sand than face…

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Lots of people ask themselves what can they do to help the people of Ukraine and stand up to Russia.
 
Well one thing you can do, aside from donating and going to places to help organise and distribute needed supplies, is cause digital disruption.
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Conspiracy and War on Sensemaking

1min Read: Opinion: Conspiracy and War on Sensemaking

You would be amiss to have not noticed there is a war on our ability to make sense of the world going on right now. The information wars are raging in the western world. The war on reality, the war on facts and the idea of fake news and “alternative facts” has become prevalent.

Trump is the most obvious and outspoken spokesperson for this, but he is not working alone, and it is not only the far right that that is adding to…

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