You haven't slept in days.
Surprise us. Make it nice.
A man walks into a bar.
Procaffeinations is a weekly series of short fictions, fables and fabrications, all written in the time it takes to finish that first coffee of the day.
A preliminary disclaimer: This is an anecdote, not an endorsement. I owe my discovery of Michel Couvreur's sherry cask-aged whiskies to an all-too-short drinking session with an Aussie bartender, a French rum ambassador and an uncharacteristically (by his own standards) sober Irishman. It went a little something like this: Having selflessly liberated our rum ambassador …
The punchdrunkphd is Dr. William Docherty Halbert, an early-career, post-doctoral researcher from the University of Liverpool. His specialist subjects are short fiction, experimental narratives and digital storytelling in a Latin American context. With a particular focus on the works of Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Ana María Shua and Belén Gache, his doctoral thesis deals …
I saw Borges in the most unlikely of places. I saw Borges in The Batman.
I suppose it always had to come to this.