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Hokusai vs The Smog Monster

… is now up for all to see at Ink, Sweat and Tears. I wrote this for the Café Doom Flash Challenge when the two words for the week were “Squid” and “Volcano” (don’t ask). Mine was one of two entrants to attempt to cover both bases, although neither of us won that week. I was trying for a sort of haiku-ish ambience with this, and I quite like the result. And it’s nice to be back in IS&T with something like a proper poem; the first thing of mine that they published, “I Wish to Register a Complaint”, was more of a rant than anything else.

Incidentally, the reference is to Hokusai’s rather splendid and possibly NSFW “Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife”. So for all of you who wanted to see some Japanese Tentacle Porn, your wish is my command.


  1. Natalie L. Sin

    July 16, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Oh, Godzilla will return all right. He just needs a little time to recover from those pictures ; )

  2. admin

    July 16, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Well, I didn’t say that it was compulsory for you to look, Natalie …

  3. I love Hokusai, and I loved the poem. It does have a great haiku-ish feeling to it. Well done!

  4. admin

    July 26, 2009 at 11:11 am


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