All posts by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

What You Should(n’t) Do to Sleep

I’ve decided to explore a new blogging niche. That of writing anti-blogs. Is anyone even doing it yet or have I finally stumbled upon something original? What I have in […]

I Went to a Party (No, Really!)

I’m like Thomas Pynchon. People know me by name but no one has really seen me. I’m also not like Thomas Pynchon because there’s no mystery to my invisibility: I […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: (No) Favourites

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favourites. Favourites I have none. Wait. Regrets I have none is how the phrase goes. Except it’s not true. Of course I […]

WordPress’s Daily Post Quits—Now What?

In case you haven’t heard yet, the Daily Post is a goner. It bothers me more than it should. As we say in the second world, it’s not like bread […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted. I have a twisted sense of humour. As it doesn’t lend itself quite easily to photography, here’s the twist in the twisted […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid. Liquid? Indeed. That I can do well.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Place. This could be anywhere. Or could it? It’s not anywhere anyway. It’s Eastern Europe. Not eastern Europe with a lower-case e as […]

I’m Great with Kids (Not)

I’m squatting at my balcony, smoking and minding my own business. Apparently, me minding my own business does not impress on others that they had better mind their own business […]

It’s Weirdly Quiet

When it’s quiet I think I’m deaf or dead But— How do I tell? So, I say (quiet) Hey— Anybody out there? Sometimes The cat comes (quiet) But all remains— […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely. Most unlikely things happen in airport hotel diners. Such as me finding myself in one.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific. The prompt prolific can be interpreted as pro-life. It’s in there: pro-lific and pro-life. Looks like these two might have something in common, right? I’m not speaking […]

A Square Week

My week wasn’t particularly square. Neither was it round though. I’m just running out of ideas what to call my posts in the challenge which consists of snapping and Instagraming […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening. Hardened in heart anew, But glad to have sat under Thunder and rain with you, And grateful too For sunlight on the […]

Wait, That’s Not Even a Poem

In my past life When I dropped myself on the bed Overworked, exhausted & sleep-deprived After studying English poetry all night There were snippets of rhymed lines Waging a war […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile (if You Can)

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile. I colour. Colour is used as a verb here. I do not identify myself with colour, as in I am a colour. Though, if I […]

Another Instaweek

I’m still on Instagram. And still taking pictures of crap. This week I couldn’t have even been bothered to take pictures of proper crap, so I’d just point my phone […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Set

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set. The sun set, the day is dead.