Tag: revelations

  • Acceptance


    It’s taken thirty two years to reach this next point, where personal narrative finally diverges from a very well-worn path. There’s no fear either, which is a surprise. Maybe that’s because, for the first time in fifty years, understanding isn’t a problem. Running yesterday, it was fun. You know, the stuff the rest of the […]

  • Serotonin


    Why are you here again, shouldn’t you have scheduled this for tomorrow? Well, yes, a smart person would stretch their content out a bit but as must now be apparent to most of you, that’s not how this works. If summat needs saying then fuck it, that’s what happens. I’ve destroyed so much confidence and […]

  • Bad to the Bone

    Bad to the Bone

    Sometimes, you don't need to be right. You just need to be allowed to make the point without being told you're wrong. — 🌊 Alternative Chat 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) February 16, 2017 People don’t like being told they’re wrong. Speaking as ‘people’ as my own example, I’m terrible when I make mistakes. Traditionally my brain and […]

  • Reality


    Last night, I had a dream about the nature of linear time. It involved two travellers, man and woman, and I suspect it had a lot to do with Tanith Lee’s The Silver Sky being a seminal influence in my childhood. They key difference in this fiction was that my travellers were slowly evolving themselves, that the […]

  • Learning to Breathe :: It’s Not the First Mile

    Learning to Breathe :: It’s Not the First Mile

    BREAKING NEWS : Alt beats personal best and completes Ik in 7minutes and 45 seconds REACTION FOLLOWS — Alternative Chat (@AlternativeChat) September 17, 2016 The plan was simple after Monday’s benchmark 1k: it had to be beaten. This was not about just saying I could do it and that is it. I have to get better […]

  • Learning to Breathe :: The First Mile

    Learning to Breathe :: The First Mile

    I’ve not said anything about this, but on Monday I hit the first major milestone in my new goal: running distance. And now, in Sports News, Alt can run 1k in 7 minutes and 50 seconds. FUCK YEAH o/ — Alternative Chat (@AlternativeChat) September 12, 2016 It had always been my PT’s intention to get […]

  • Stop


    Sometimes, it takes a moment of contention to highlight a point. I think what makes me most disappointed is that what some people see as inhibitors others simply assume are infringements. — Gotta Alt Them All (@AlternativeChat) September 3, 2016 Once upon a time, it took weeks for news of disasters to reach a wider […]

  • Sunrise


    It occurred to me, driving back from dropping off my daughter at her first day of ‘Big’ School, there’s potentially seven years of this ahead of me. There’s not an ounce of concern or resentment in my body: I’ll run her anywhere, as I would her brother, and the time it takes will enrich my life […]

  • Running Scared

    Running Scared

    Those of you paying attention will notice a new page has appeared in my menu bar, and that there’s two new writing projects on the table under ‘Non Fiction’ in the Work in Progress area. I’ve never really considered working on projects outside the comfort zone of gaming before, and whilst you’ll see everyone and […]

  • In Dreams

    In Dreams

    Yesterday, I had my first sports massage for about three weeks. My back and shoulders were a mess after two flights and ten days in a hard, uncomfortable bed. My masseuse, who is tiny and stunning, is a veritable miracle worker and as thanks for her efforts pre-holiday I bought her a gift back from […]