Well on the upside we no longer have to hear about Meghan Markle. The worldwide pandemic has taken a global … Continue reading Global Pandemic Weekly – not much change really
Schrexit is the Brexit you have when you are not really having a Brexit. A Schrodinger’s Brexit is when the … Continue reading Schrexit – Schrodinger’s Brexit.
By David Meech. This is a public service announcement. It is 10.05 a.m. and the current Prime Minister is …oh … Continue reading Australian Citizenship Test (revised by a Kiwi)
An international team of divers, cave specialists and paramedics have combined with the Thai Army to ensure that 12 young … Continue reading Thai Cave Footballers: A Race Against Time
Nothing spells world peace like a firm handshake between a blood-crazed military dictator who tortures children for the political crimes … Continue reading U.S. President wins Academy Award for World Peace
This is an important cyclone warning update. Please pay attention to the following information. Just as New Zealand recovers from … Continue reading Tropical Cyclone Judith Headed Our Way.
by David Meech England seems to be in a frightful mess – knife attacks, fires, Brexit, terrorism, Jimmy Savile, Rolf … Continue reading Old Blighty – Should We Invade Now? The Kiwi Perspective.
Merci France for all that cheese. I often admire French culture and the beautiful standards that she has, as a … Continue reading Bon Appétit
The recent debacle involving Mayor Andrew Judd from New Plymouth proclaiming himself as a “recovering racist” was a special moment … Continue reading Hiding From History
Published The Independent Feb 2016 My old man once said something truthful. He said, “If you can’t make fun … Continue reading Suppressed Fart of a Debilitated Wombat
Published Thinkerbeat Mag Jan 2016 You know the moment. You burst through the door, the kids and the dog pushing … Continue reading Afternoon Tourettes
Nihau, Look I’ve just hopped off the phone with the Premier and I’m afraid we need another quick referendum. Barry, … Continue reading Republic of Ben Yang – New Referendum
Patricia Grace is a matriarch of Maori literature. She has been long listed for the Booker and winner of the prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Kiryama Pacific Rim Fiction Prize and the Literaturpreis from Frankfurt, among many others. She has produced six novels and seven short story collections, as well as children’s books and non-fiction. This is her first work in a long while. Continue reading Chappy
Freud would have a field day. It simply doesn’t make sense. How can you kill a zombie when it was … Continue reading Zombies-the Real Issues
Published New London Writers June 2015 Even the title is a weird conundrum. If a sinner is morally justified then … Continue reading The Forgotten Classic – The Private Memoire and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, by James Hogg.
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“The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.” – May Sarton
Winner – Less Than 100 Words competition, Pure Vacuum, June 19 2015.
– 100 words on the subject of Beauty.
“Rarely the earth did speak. A pure vacuum where nothing could exist – not one sound, not a bird, not the wind. Within that moment of silence you realise the sea of noise within which we dwell. Baneful forces shook the earth so viciously that children cried from simple instinct. Even a teacher wept that day, tears streaming down her cheeks as she gathered up students – though nowhere was really safe anymore. That deadly, malevolent force of beautiful violence erupting out into our world and shaking it viciously so that all our certainties had in an instant been thrown down.”
3 stories of flash fiction published in the Less Than 100 Words Charity eBook available now on Amazon, United Kingdom.
Commended – Segora International Writing Competition 2015, Eyes Before Dawn – Short Story Fiction competition judged by Clare LeMay, August 2015. ‘An original, mesmerising story of a journey, a rite of passage highlighting what it means to be human.’ Entries from 13 different countries, France.
Rangitawa Selection Writing Competition 2015, Anahera – Finalist selected for publication in the Rangitawa Collection 2015 Short Story Anthology edited by Jill Darragh, Rangitawa Publishing, New Zealand.
Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2016, 2019 – Dishonorable Mentions for the worst opening sentence of a novel.
Overall Winner and Winner of Australia/N.Z. Section Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competiton 2019.
David Meech has been published in The Aucklander, the New Zealand Herald, New London Writers, The Standard, Thinkerbeat, Independent Australia, Less Than 100 Words, Penthouse Australia & N.Z., on Blue Ocean T.V. China and in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.
Always a voice tortured, protesting, cynical soaring against injustice jeering, more sinned against than sinning always this voice Always … Continue reading Always A Voice
Published New London Writers Feb 2015 We never had the internet. Music was our language back in the day, just … Continue reading Fantasia – Music is Theatre is Art.
Published New London Writers Feb 2015 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John … Continue reading A Detailed Overview On The Hymen-Centric Religions
Published The Aucklander July 2009, The New Zealand Herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz/aucklander/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503375&objectid=10982430 Party Central is going to be world-class, so stop your … Continue reading Chunder Central … In World-Class Sheds
Published The Standard Feb 6th 2015 – Nearly time for Waitangi Day again. Some say we need to simply celebrate … Continue reading Build A Bridge and Get Over It