Asemic Map 8

In few places do History and Tradition, Romance, and the Wonders of Nature combine to offer so much to the visitor as in the region surrounding the Bay of M’Xo*/ixntka Erexch**/ychka (on the Lemurian South Western coast).


In the nearby Shining Trapezohedron Mountains are the permanent convention sites of several religious groups, one of which includes The Magika Mysterium Mausoleum, a building capable of containing 5,000 souls (Please refer to Cassilda’s Camera Obscura Consuetudinary before visiting. Reminder ~ The King in Yellow is performed during the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse).


These and other convention centres rank virtually as an industry in the Zothixta Cruz’tech/ka economy. But Zothixta Cruz’tech/ka is more than a resort or convention city. It is an urban wonderland of Phantasms & Flying Coelacanths. The Hounds of Tindalos can be seen on their runs along the Dire Wraith Boardwalk. In the most unexpected settings around the city, The Wyrd Sisterhood of Ulthar improvised Flash-mob dancing beguiles & entrances people of all ages. Many visitors & locals have experienced uncanny synchronicities & surreal timeslips after witnessing these eerie choreographies (Reminder: Make sure to carry your Essential Primal Salts in case of mild nausea/memory-loss or persistent time loops.).

Besides shopping at the Bizarre Bazaar, make sure to visit The Screaming Saturniid Garden surrounding the City Hall (The Beauteous Ultima Paroxysm). The garden evokes past lives & the Seas of Infinity.

The drive north along the ocean front takes the visitor past the Blood Bluffs of ZavhXin’teck/shi*ik, which are ablaze with colourful crawling succulents and flowering Night-glory vines. In season, whole hillsides south of the city flame with yellow lupine strands. Some of these plants have trunks as thick through as a man’s leg, mobility varies depending on rainfall & meteorite showers.


bliss-tear days glide by –

vacation memories cry,

the crack’d skull aches dreams.

from: The Lemurian Road-trip Guide, 1st decade of the X*ixiin*/techka Troika.


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This Haibun takes inspiration from the works of H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Lin Carter. Allusions to the works of Fritz Leiber, Frank Belknap Long, and Robert W. Chambers.

Asemic Postcards from Lesser Known Hotels 2

As waves perambulated towards the white sands of the toasted beach, we strolled down the boardwalk viewing the hotels & sun bathers, little expecting the chain of circumstances that were about to descend on all of us from those green misted hills. Looking back at it all, the sun drenched mayhem was a cool dip in blue waters & laughter, to be treasured with the frantic postcards sent to folks at home.


Postcard messages –

layered lines of joy ‘n dread sink;

such sweet memories.

Another minuscule mystery haibun in the manner of Claudia McGill.

Asemic Invoice

So after making my online purchase from Corel for photo & video editing software upgrades, I printed the invoice directly from online. Had trouble deciphering a number of lines. Thought ABBYY FineReader would perhaps clarify the lines a bit.

Well, downloading PDF & printing it up Foxit Reader fixed the problem, and I acquired a found asemic art piece & produced an intentionally glitched asemic art piece.

Found asemic art –

glitched lines reveal masked Order,

the Chaos Theory.

the face that launched a thousand ships

A modern staging of “come back, little Sheba” was planned, but things happened along the way. The art director’s strange disappearance complicated things – the muffled screams during late night rehearsals left the backers disinclined to provide further needed capital, ah, that’s the theatre life….

exiting stage left –

these players are mere shadows,

watch, the curtain falls.


A minuscule mystery inspired by Claudia McGill’s posts.


asemic postcard – winter nostalgia


Note that nostalgia for winter only goes so far. We missed out on a mild sunny February and the nostalgia for winter is weighing us down.  Click image below for more information.

Last week’s snow storm led to a collapse of the roof of Elliot Lake’s Civic Centre Theatre. More at CBC News.  Click aerial  image for info at  My Algoma Manitoulin News Now.

My wife was rehearsing her special needs community theatre group, Elliot Lake Exceptional Roundabout Puppeteers Thursday evening at the Elliot Lake Secondary School. Quite a shock when they found out; there is a mad scramble by town officials as they now try to reschedule events at the Collins Hall.  That could only be done after the town had first checked all civic properties to make sure the unusual amount of snow, (we keep getting more snow & freezing rain) has not damaged other roofs, including Collins Hall.

nostalgia grows

heavy as snow on the roof –

where is Spring’s sunshine ?