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About vurinstitute

Horatio Somersault is the Director and Regent Chancellor of the VUR Institute, a think tank involving some as-yet-unknown and slightly spooky manipulations of time and interdimensionality. In his spare time Somersault enjoys writing poems and fables. You can read his writings, as well as those of other VUR inhabitants, at vurinstitute.wordpress.com. Though he lives a wanderer's life, his hometown is a domed biome inside the water core of the moon Europa. You can follow his experiences adapting to the customs of the early 21st century on his Twitter @VURdirector and can email him at vurinstitute at gmail dot com.

This is the End

I woke outside the Temple of the Snake feeling graceful and lazy. A wakeful morning.  Hadn’t someone told me that..? One of the monks had left a tray for me — I yawned and smoked a single cigarette, the first … Continue reading

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Kali Yuga Claims Another

I’ve been here another day and I can feel the influence of the global amnesia. Who am i? It has been awhile since I’ve heard my own voice. If I keep going on like this, what will be the point … Continue reading

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Final Master Meeting

The Master called me into his quarters. The head attendant slipped into the big hall at night and slipped me a half-paper notice. Chewing Cow and Wasted Life were asleep. I got up and walked over. Puzzling, I thought. He … Continue reading

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The Reaper calling, I’m cottonmouthed

Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur, Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur, Omnia mors perimit et nulli miseretur. Ad mortem festinamus peccare desistamus. Life is short, and shortly it will end; Death comes quickly and respects no one, Death destroys … Continue reading

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Addict: Mirage

On Tonight’s Episode of Intervention:   Addiction to an imaginary aim   People can’t find their authentic self …I can’t find my authentic self Have I found it and I just don’t like it?   Isn’t that… I don’t know… … Continue reading

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depression

there is no end prize for feeling really bad   no one will rescue you if you reach a certain critical level of sadness   i hate to break it to you, but you’ll need to start an exercise routine … Continue reading

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don’t feel good

wonder what happens if you take “i” out of your normal speech   “feel sad” “feel lonely” “don’t know what to do with ___ self” “am not doing ok” “am whining”   haha you can triangulate its position here   … Continue reading

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