Dylan Callens

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Do not fret. Despite his robotic appearance, Dylan Callens is not a cyborg -- yet. And although he is fascinated with the technological singularity, his desire to remain human stands firm.

In his writing, Dylan likes to explore the darkest aspects of the human condition. His latest work, 'Interpretation', is a look into our loosening grip on social interaction and the potential impact of artificial intelligence.

To find out more about Dylan, visit www.cosmicteapot.net.
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Happiness and Frustration in the Written Word

Highs and Lows

We’ve all experienced it.  Those amazing moments when the right words flow from our minds to our fingers.  The keyboard clacks.  Words, sentences, and paragraphs pour out in tango canyengue.  You think to yourself, “Wow, did I just write that?”

But then those other moments.  Every written word is a struggle.  Every sentence bland.  Every paragraph a painful canker sore.  It’s not ne

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“Odin, not unlike Charlie Brown, sighed, “Good grief,” then added, “Why are we going to let this, this, coward on our trip? What do you see in him that could make you want him to come along?”
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“I believe that my role as King of the Asgardians…”

Loki was quick to interrupt, “You mean you are an Ass Guardian!”

Everyone laughed.

“I mean…”

“Hey, Ass Guardian, what do you make of this,” Loki showed Odin his fuzzy moon.”
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“He passed the lighter down the table until Descartes held it in one hand while setting the greasy cylinder down on the table. After smoothing it out, Descartes sparked up the lighter. With the lighter drawn near the grease, the aroma of burnt hair filled the board room.”
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“Would you like to try some cocaine?” Freud offered, “I think you will find it picks you up quite nicely.”
“No thanks,” God declined, holding his soft hands up to show his resistance.”
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“There’s Buddha. If ever I met a hippy-slacker-God, it’s Buddha. Just yesterday I had this strange run in with him. ‘Buddha bless you,’ he says to me. Out of the blue. So I ask him, ‘Why do you refer to yourself in the third person?’ He smiled at me, his eyes bloodshot and half-closed.”
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“God stared at his feet a little longer. He sighed, “Do you mean when it comes to the job itself? I don’t know. It isn’t what it used to be.”
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“The Heaven Inc. Board of Directors, whom one has to thank for the origin of most mainstream religion, are also the ones responsible for ending any god’s career. Nietzsche knew that as the CEO, he could influence the outcome of world religion but he needed to come up with something big. Something inspirational. Something with pizazz. Something that would fire up the imagination of the other members. The board was newly elected. They were shy, passive, reflexive, and thoroughly stupid”
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“They wept with joy, happy to see him alive. A smile crept across Fritz while being smothered in their affection, but all he could think about, and what he never forgot, were those mountains.”
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