Have You Been Showered By Sewage

Have You Been Showered By Sewage

|Short Stories|Aaron Blakeley

People are small and insignificant while being galaxies worth of complexity and the arbiters of purpose and significance. I remember feeling so small in my windowless office and daily routine. I watched so many days go by crunching data and doing what I was told. I have kids and a wife and am constantly ashamed of how that seems like not enough. How raising my son is not as fulfilling as I think it should ...

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Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 7

Dr. Rook paused and leaned in. “ That is when they began to sing Ahanu!” His eyes were alight. “Ahanu, they were all around me, as I flashed my light around I could see it reflect across their retinas

|Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies|Aaron Blakeley

I am not given to anger, it is really not my cultures way, we have always sought peace and harmony but in this moment my blood boiled … could have been the brandy, “ What do you mean a few times before! Dr. Rook I can barely remember what just happened. I passed out! Yet here I am sitting here because I know deep down inside that I have been convinced what you are doing ...

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 5

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 5

|Eldon Rook|Aaron Blakeley

I wish I could say I went into the next month with excitement. All of the stories I heard and the looks of concern from people that knew about Dr. Eldon filled me with dread. When would I finally be shown the darker, shameful side of this man. The side that I seemingly needed to be wary of. As the first month wore on, I began to enjoy the job. Maybe it’s because I did ...

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 4

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 4

|Eldon Rook|Aaron Blakeley

“ Let me show you around the lab. It is a humble place but it’s ours. This main area is the best part of our space. I had it set up to be modular so I could run multiple experiments at the same time. Some of the outcomes of other experiments affect other experiments in ways that could not be anticipated. Which is alway welcome. The room to the left is my office, the room ...

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 3

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 3

|Eldon Rook|Aaron Blakeley

On the way to the building Dr. Deacon thanked me profusely while also shaking his head and saying small anecdotes about Dr. Rook and then shaking his head again. The science building was all sterile white or bluish grey hallways and doors with names and numbers, some labeled offices, others private labs and community labs. We made our way through the halls towards a stairwell. As we headed down, Dr. Deacon began to explain “ ...

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 2

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 2

|Eldon Rook|Aaron Blakeley

Read Part 1 Here “Really! Uh, okay, we do have some paper work but I feel I should warn you first before you decide. You will be working with Dr. Eldon Rook,” he said leaning slightly forward. “Yes Sir I am aware you mentioned him in class. I can’t help but notice he shares the same name as the science building,” I noted. Dr. Deacon leaned back. “Yes, Dr. Rook is actually the person who ...

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 6

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 6

|Eldon Rook|Aaron Blakeley

The day finally came when I encountered the experiments and behaviour that should have ran me screaming from Dr. Rooks lab. To this day, even after all I have seen what I saw in that lab still escapes me. Dr. Rook had cleared an entire end of the lab and set up several of his clockwork boxes on wooden pillars–three in a semi circle leaving a space against the wall. Dr. Rook asked me to ...

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 1

Eldon Rook Dust Bunnies – Part 1

|Eldon Rook|Aaron Blakeley

“I had always seen things out of the corner of my eye. A shadowy figure who turned out to be a bush with a lamp post behind it, or a cat where none should be that was actually a pile of laundry. It’s that feeling you get when you have had little sleep and your imagination is doing its best to interpret the world while being handicapped by fatigue. Sometimes we are startled and sometimes ...

Many Years

Many Years

|Christianity|Aaron Blakeley

Many years…. how they pass. I am so young only thirty about to be thirty one. Yet even in my youthful vigor I have found my bones drained of their marrow and my arms weak like sparrow wings. The weight of knowledge and adult hood tapped a drain hole in the lower part of my soul and has drained me of all motivation. Only leaving obligation and a begrudging yes. I have done for so ...

Salvation Letters: wooden armor

Salvation Letters: wooden armor

|Christianity|Aaron Blakeley

Dear Brother, I am writing this letter so that you may come to know the truths and salvation that I have come to live. As you know for some time our country has lived in anarchy. The only thing that kept us safe was the amount of land and lack of roads between the bandit camps. Though in recent months they have been moving about more frequently due to rumors of a King from a ...