Posted on December 13, 2021 at 1:50 AM
London, June 2010
It was that journey around Europe that first gave me some idea as to the size and complexity of the world, giving me a travel bug that ails me to this day. It was probably the only time I was both young, and knew that I was young. It wasn’t so long ago, yet there were these things called lira and franc, drachma and peseta; instead of cybercafés we had post restante; there was no Eurotunnel, just the cold dock at Dieppe. Not long in terms of the universe; but in terms of my life, a distant age, fading memories: fading pictures.
-From "Beware the Undertoad", first published @ 3:AM Magazine (2010), and one of the stories in Mark Piggott's fiction/non-fiction collection "Militant Factions" available in paperback or Kindle from Amazon.