Saturday, 29 August 2015

Quick Fix

'4 bee stings just above my sock line', I told the spirit of wisdom, looking at my fat foot. the spirit put his hand on my head. I herd a sound like two palms of someones hands rubbing together. Cold air rushed up from the ground and swirled around my throbbing ankle. 'That ought to do it.' he said. I looked up at him in amazement. 'Its well' I gulped.
The spirit laughed, 'Its well' he echoed

The Adventures of Foggman

This is a hero that can neither leap over tall buildings or stop speeding bullets. He does not have x-ray vision and his hearing is average. This is not a tale of suspense and mystery. This is a mist story. 

Our hero hails from an average dysfunctional home, sharing the daily issues of living with every one else. However, our hero can instantly produce a cloud of mist in his immediate surroundings. 

Driving down the road, in his beat up Volkswagen, an inconsiderate driver cuts off our hero. Fffwhooop! Our hero responds by instantly clouding the inside of the car.... 

Stay tuned for more Adventures of FOGMAN, as our sponsorship and endorsements grow...

Foggman - Part 2

~News Flash on Radio~ 

... this is your traffic rapport on Jackaranda FM. Stay off the Witbank highway, between Middelburg and Witbank. Highway has been close due to heavy fog.

Unaware, our hero, we will call him Sidney, does his early saturday morning shopping at the mall.

Please note: names and places have been changed to protect the innocent involved

Heros Job is Thankless

The boot of the police car popped open as the police officer climbed out from the drivers side. He hastily searched the boot and emerged with a fire extinguisher. 

Foggman the Gardener

The silhouette moved through the heavy mist to the toolshed. Fogman cleaned his pruning shears and returned them to their place on the wall. his pruning of the fruit trees in his garden turned into mutilation once the fog descended. Just as well it wasnt a family-tree, he thought to himself as he locked the shed and headed to the fruit store.

Another Foggman Adventure

 In the world of super heros,keeping you identity a secret is quiet difficult. Looking at our Hero, FoggMann, as an example: dull office job by day, super-villan-fighter (NOT) by late afternoon. He has to be careful not to reveal his true identity at work.
Take the other day for example, Rachael, shares an office with our Foggman, was wearing a beautiful, but short dress. On crossing her legs, our secret hero glimpsed more than
he should have. Fwwoop! The whole office was plunged into fog. Luckliy for our hero, he wore fake glassess to conceal his true identity. Everyone in the office thought Foggman must have zipped through on a mission. Whew! Identity safe for a while longer...

Foggman - Part 6

Panic rushed every through every fibre of every person in the home store. Thick mist had riddled the shoppers with fears of a fire raging somewhere in the store. The screams filled the air as blinded clients crashed into shelving, glass breaking. 

'Please remain calm' the voice over the intercom boomed 'please move forward carefully' 
Foggman looked into the blinding mist, none the wiser of which way would take him out the shop, 'How can I move forward if I don't know which way I am facing?


He stood statue-like staring at the ground! The people mulled around him in aimless crowds, doing nothing, going nowhere. Was it possible that the years of exploding fog had finally taken its toll on our lost hero? Had his fogging ability made his body vanish? Was he invisible to the world? 

Staring at his shadow, he realised he wasn't invisible to the world, he was invisible just to the self-absorbed that filled the world! He was invisible to himself. 

It was time Foggman did something!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Wealth Within

‘Seeking to connect to the greater conscience, is as one locked up in a kings treasury, trying to escape to find wealth!’ The Spirit of Wisdom melted into the delicate tissue of my brain matter and communed with my mind as I slept. ‘I don’t understand,’ I said. I had asked the spirit if there was not an easy way to connect into the greater universal consciousness. I wanted to be able to tap into the wisdom of great teachers, philosophers and magicians of times past. I wanted access to the wealth of knowledge, experience and power that lies waiting in the realms of the greater consciousness. I wanted a heart to understand and experience, rather than information to just know the greater conscience. 
‘Every mind is part of, and makes up the greater conscience. Seeking to connect to it, in some external fashion is foolish. One merely needs to understand the mind which you possess, and learn to interpret the signals from the conscience correctly.’
‘I am already connected?’

‘The Great Book says that Father has already given you all things that pertain unto life and godliness. One merely needs to learn to tap into the resources within.’

The success of One

‘One should not measure success by counting how well developed your cheque account is!’ said the spirit of wisdom. I had taken pride in the amount of surplus I owned. ‘How would you suggest I measure my success?’ I was defiant.
‘The success of one’s life can be measure by using three very simple yardsticks,’ The spirit of wisdom moved to invisibility as he spoke. ‘Do you have something to love? Do you have something to do? Do you have something in which to hope?’

Success is far more meaningful than just counting your excess. 

The Second Encounter

His audience, both young and old alike, was captivated by the gentle flow and clever twists of his stories. Everyone erupted in laughter as the punch line slipped from his lips.

Prophetic Values

‘Teach me to prophesy!’ I demanded from the spirit of wisdom. He smiled shyly, ‘Ok’ he said. We whisked to a busy mall. Here he told me that he would show me how to foresee the success of any human being. ‘How!’ my childish excitement got me jumping up and down.

Super Positioning

‘Quantum Biology!’ I pointed to the documentary on television as the spirit of wisdom emerged from my mug of coffee. ‘Ah! Super Cylinders.’ The spirit said knowingly as he sat down on the couch beside me. ‘You are aware of this stuff?’ I scoffed. In my experience, the spirit of wisdom knew more about technology than I care to admit. ‘The super cylinders self-construct in the cells of the brain, to give the cell its shape and function.’ The spirit said in a dry monotonous tone. The documentary was about the physical make up of the brains cells. ‘You have seen this program before!’ I laughed.
‘The super cylinders have an amazing ability known as super-positioning!’ The narrators voice caught my attention. ‘This is the super cylinders ability to be in two places at once.’

‘What possible benefit could super-positioning have for the brain?’ I asked. The Spirit of wisdom started to de-materialise. As his image faded next to me on the couch, so his form materialised in front of me. Soon he had ‘tele-transported’ himself from the couch to stand in front of the television. ‘Yes, I wonder what benefit there could be?’ He looked me straight in the eye for a while. Slowly a smile etched across his face and then he vanished.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Take a Bite!

‘Aaaagh!’ Agitated by the harassment of new people on the block, I banged a fist against the door as I walked into the shower.  It was time to cool off. Turning the water on, I noticed the bathroom mat showing flickering signs of life. 

Spirit of Death

I know not whether we were in the flesh or in the spirit, but as the spirit of wisdom and I conversed, we observed an awesome spirit travel towards us. The spirit of wisdom greeted the spirit of death. 

Selfish & Giving

‘How do I make her understand that I am so unhappy?’ I was depressed, and the humble spirit of wisdom once again had to lend a sympathetic ear. ‘Are you unhappy being with her?’

Selfishly Unconditional

“You don’t value anything I do,” the spirit of wisdom glared at me, ‘so, maybe if I do nothing you will then value me!” The telephonic conversation was intense. The spirit did not help as he pulled faces and cringed every time I spoke. 

A little formless

 ‘He believed I was just like him.’ I laughed as I relayed the story of an encounter with a man I met through my work to the spirit of wisdom. The spirit was in the park, portraying an artist as he worked on a sculpture. ‘Are you?’ He asked through the hammering and banging.

Road not Travelled

‘The journey does not end just because the road does.’ said the spirit of wisdom. He was floating above me, smiling at the confused look on my face. I had chosen to travel down a path in the wilderness that was less traveled, but it was a path nonetheless. 

The Unspoken is Truth

‘I find it hard to believe what people say.’ I attempted to understand a friend. His circular conversation just confused and frustrated me. The spirit of wisdom chuckled, ‘You are not the only one with that problem.’

Dynamite in Words

My lips fused together! They shut tighter than welding on a ship. I could not breathe in through my mouth. I stumbled backwards in panic. 

Drone? Player Maker?

‘I am looking for a party!’ I wanted to celebrate something, anything! I decided it was time to celebrate my career. ‘You are headed for the high life!’ The balloon decorations floating against the ceiling sang.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

One for the Price of Two

‘I think I want a second opinion!’ I said sarcastically. The spirit of wisdom and I had been discussions a course of action I needed to take, that I may not share here. 

No wood - No Fire

I flung the door shut with a bang! Friends gossip about me had reached my ears. I wanted to get on the phone and do some fighting.

The Rule of Generosity

As I put my annual bonus into the charity box, I turned and smiled boastfully to the spirit of wisdom.

It's about how you think about it

‘What are you mumbling about?’ The spirit of wisdom melted into the car through the roof and plonked in the seat next to me. 

High Gloss Low Value

“I really like this one.” I pointed to the shiny stereo on the top shelf. The spirit of wisdom just shook hi s head, “This one is of superior quality” he said pointing to one along the isle.

Guaranteed Answered Payers

I rolled up my car  window as the beggar turned and moved to the next vehicle. 

What Gravity?

‘It just seems that as humans we are destined to struggle.’ I said, watching the spirit shape shift to form a pot plant.

Give up to be Happy

‘She said happiness is right in front of you and you don’t recognize it.’ The spirit of wisdom had been in conversation with the sweet love of my life.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Magical Imagination

The children laughed as the old man sitting under the large oak tree read his stories with drama and emphasis.

Day Lilly Love

Love may be eternal,

But it should be renewed daily.

Love Leads

Last night, as I slept, the spirit of wisdom came to visit my soul.

He granted me one question to which I wished for an answer.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Glitter-less Gold

I watched as the Spirit of wisdom played basketball with a group of street children living in the city center. 

Fill the Gap

‘It’s futile. I have been chasing this dream for twenty years.’ I sat in conversation with the Spirit of wisdom.

Dreams and Success

“Ah well, suppose I can’t sit here and day dream all the time.” I muttered as I flopped forward to my desk. The spirit of wisdom had joined the soccer game on my pc as a striker and was winning the game with ease. ‘Nothing wrong with a dream!’ He called out over my pc speaker from his position on the pitch. It doesn’t get any work done, I thought to myself. ‘Dreams are the foundations for plans.’ The game went on pause and the screen zoomed into the spirit’s position, focusing on his face, “And plans, when tuned into action - bring success.” 

Dumb Luck vs Beliefs

‘Wow!’ I was having a long run of very good fortune in my life. Just dumb luck, I thought.
‘Do you really believe that in this realm of planned coincidence and perfect timing, all that has happened to you is just luck.?’ Smiling I hugged my lotto winnings cheque and I nodded my. ‘It happens to be a lot more than just good karma!’ The spirit of wisdom scowled at me.