Luminous dead, ceiling holes, zombies, & insincere advice

I’m currently reading Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead, which is a very minimalist sci fi novel describing a caver’s descent into a deep underground system with the use of a fancy suit and the voice of her “handler” in her ear. Psychological games and claustrophobic shenanigans ensue. Only 25% into it. Currently the main character is experiencing a communications cutoff with the handler who seems … Continue reading Luminous dead, ceiling holes, zombies, & insincere advice

Cafe

B is at Kita for the next 2 hours: Cafe. First time on my own in a proper cafe in AGES. I’ve been to this one before though. They feature an English-language bookstore and bagel shop. Cue cascade of memories associated with a year plus working at a cafe / kosher bagel deli. Suppressing the impulse to comment as it’s coming up my turn at … Continue reading Cafe