Tiny stories / Vignette

Story ache

Every person had at least one incredible story frolicking inside them. But the market chose quick satisfaction, supermarket weekends, air-conditioned adventures, television colonisation, thought minimalisation, bomb production. It made the story people tired. Stories died. Souls put to paper, internal battles portrayed in magic metaphors were blown into the air, then caught in nets and … Continue reading

Environment / Vignette / World speaking out

On 1 November the animals were blamed..

On this day, the first case of mad cow disease was found in Britain. Eduardo Galeano writes… Danger! Animals! In 1986 mad cow disease struck the British Isles and more than two million cows suspected of harbouring contagious dementia faced capital punishment. In 1997 avian flu from Hong Kong sowed panic and condemned a million … Continue reading