Author Archive: solanah

In the greater scheme of things

Dear reader, I don’t know what you will make of this post. Will you believe it is all fiction, allegory and didn’t really happen? It’s up to you. I’m leaving it up to you to decide. *** Today is December the 9th, 2017. It’s been almost 101 years. I’m listening to Daras Bina Nahin Chain, …

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Pain Eater’s Girlfriend: The Prologue

Aenuee stood guard to the portals and times when he noticed an algorithm by the name of Fralandin idly making his way through the stars. The guard sensed two conflicting tendencies in the algorithm that were mutually exclusive. On the one hand, Fralandin was oozing energy, ready to plunge into action at any moment. On …

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Yours, Daniel Rayner – Upcoming Novel

Hello, hello… Well, although, in my previous post, I promised not to write anymore, you should realize that that was the uncut version, and one that I wanted to post when I was fully resolved to quit blogging. šŸ˜‰ Which is no longer the case. Ukrainian artist Tatyana Glebova did this amazing illustration (above) for …

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The New Age – What It Really Is (uncut edition)

[This is the uncut edition of the stream-of-consciousness piece which I wrote this spring and never published – until now. So, it probably contains typos and some gibberish writing. Please have patience with me] OK guys, I think this will be my last post on this blog. After you read it, ~Iā€™m sure you will …

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Series B: The Invisible Pipeline

Dear reader, with Series B, I begin a conceptually new cycle of short stories. I hope you like them. Thank you.Ā  *** Leada was a happy child, for her life was a slew of one joyful experience after another. It was theĀ time of year when the girls didĀ a space project with Teacher. This year, each …

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7 Greatest Contemporary Instrumental Music Composers

In no particular oder… Enjoy! Philip Wesley The new Rimsky-Korsakov. A.R. Rahman I am happy his star has risen, as it should have. Hans Zimmer Can’t say I like all pieces by Hans Zimmer, but this one is moving. Deuter This “Memories of an Angel” piece is so touching; I try not to listen to …

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Extracted Memory #3: Flight with Peter Pan

It was almost twilight when Dad and I caught a glimpse of the village in the distance. Having travelled over 2,000 miles – first by train, then by bus and then on foot – we were finally approaching our destination. I was to meet my Dad’s sideĀ of the family for the first time. Suddenly everything …

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5 Things You Wouldn’t Wanna Get Wrong If You Were a Spy in Russia

Or else you’d be found out šŸ™‚ 1. Semechki Although semena means seeds in Russian and canĀ refer to any kind of seeds, semechki is used in 99% of instances to denote Ā sunflower seeds. There is a long-lasting tradition among Russian folks to crack and eat sunflower seeds or Ā shchelkat semechkiĀ as they say. That is, while …

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Sonnet 11 by Pablo Neruda

I crave your lips, your voice, your hair and in the streets I walk unnourished, quiet, can’t eat the bread; the rising sun is getting on my nerves, I search for liquid sound of your footsteps in the day Am dying of hunger for your rapid laughter, your hands the color of ripe wheat and …

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My 5 Best Movie Scripts of All Time

While thinking how I’m going to write the script for “You Go Girl”, I tried to remember someĀ great movie scripts that had inspired me in the past. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) In terms of its screenplay, this one is number one for me. In the movie, you get a narrator, who narrates the story …

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