What is this?

Short avant-garde texts.

Experimental, conceptual.

Not quite poetry, no way a novel.


Others refer to compositions as briefs.

Also known as western dissident art.

Only five briefs are published.

Regularly, new briefs replace old.


If this grabs your attention.

Contact Ed Strong for more.

Trade enquiries welcome.

ed dot strong at gmx dot com

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After All

He was seriously close to getting over. Why do I seem to be useless? An act of contrition. You can’t display like that’s indecent.

I see you found me. If god’s the father, I’m a mocker. Who’s on coarse in this slang? I show others the contempt I feel for myself.

I’m tearing apart in the event of. Why be hopeful? It’ll never happen. Can I hold you to that? After all it’s said and done. []

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You’ve caught me in a flustered state.

What’s wrong with being jittery?

It’s good for you express more.

I’m a fitter in Euphoria. Can I get you anything?

The programme functions. Is it to calm us?

On route to oblivion. We reason for survival. []

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His Remains

What’s wrong with wanting to leave something behind?

The sixth sense of duty. I hear you say.

There’s no point taking the examination.

We won’t be here to get our results.

Try imagining you’ve passed.

What’ll you do if you don’t?

When you look at it [life].

I plan much more than may be remembered. []

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I appear to be fascinated. With, by or in? You, for example.

Would be fitter in a culture of uncertainty.

How many flashes of recognition does it take to substantiate?

If only you could see yourself generated.

A renewable source of energy. May I light your fire?

I want you to risk everything for my sake. []

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What if it’s all bullshit? What if it’s just conditioning? What if all this is learned and not true? Who am I without the programming?

The thought occurs. Packaging spiritual beliefs, the basis for how I live my life, could be complete and total bullshit. The Delusion.

Not quite a crisis of faith. More a brutal questioning by my inner critics. Where’s the logic? What can you prove? Nothing works.

Angered and frustrated by the ceaseless struggle, we feel full-on resentment towards that meaningless bullshit called existence.

Create a mental state. Moaning gives us some sense of control. The moaner manages disappointment with low expectations. []

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