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.

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.

Bringing Light to Instagram

Do you think this post is going to be about my enlightening Instagram? Gotcha! Of course not. You should know better now than to trust me. I bring gloom and […]

What Happens on Instagram…

What happens on Instagram doesn’t stay on Instagram. That sounds catchy and cheesy, right? What I mean is that I give you literally what I posted on Instagram last week, […]

I Hate Being the Janitor

I present a new instalment in my Janitor from in Hell Series, which starts with my installation in the concierge function, continues with an epic flood, and I wish I […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Favourite

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Favourite Place. To be miniaturised is not small-minded. To love you needs more details than the Book of Kells— Your harbours, your photography, […]

I’m on the Beach and My Mind Is a Scary Place

Don’t be alarmed. I’m not really on the beach. Global warming didn’t escalate so quickly as to bring the ocean to Europe’s centre. Though I’d very much like it. I […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather (Not) Be

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be. I’d rather not be, but if I had to be, I’d rather be my cat.  

Autumn Archives

I’m obsessively taking photos, on which I toss them in the archives and forget about them. So, I’m thinking, what the fuck, let’s post some of that old stuff on […]

An Instagram Week

So, I’m still on Instagram and still doing this 365 challenge—though I’m vehemently denying both that I’m doing it and that it’s an all-year-round challenge—when I’m taking and posting a […]

Second-World Alternatives to First-World Products

I have the dubious (dis)advantage of living betwixt the first and the second worlds. My ass is sitting on a second-world chair, but the first world is at my fingertips, […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story Potential

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Story. Not much of a photo, but a potential for story here. The story of the lost ball; or, the art of losing […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Another Story

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Story. This may or may not make for a good story, probably not, not because I’m negativist but because you should shut up […]