Category Archives: Beast

Bird’s Nest

The Chinese delicacy ‘bird’s nest soup’ is derived from the bird’s nest constructed with the saliva of swifts. The cost of such a delicacy can cost between $30-10,000US per kilo. I’ve never had a bowl of such soup, however Mam called my hairdo a bird’s nest or lan-nok last week. I hadn’t cut my hair […]

WHEN FAT MEN FLY by Peter Nolan Smith Chapter 4

The first week in February I moved into an apartment in Brighton’s Bug Village. The walls were thin as a potato chip and a single electric space heater warmed the living room. I colonized it with a color TV. Wayne came over to crash with Marie after concerts. Neither of them had a car. She […]

WHEN FAT MEN FLY by Peter Nolan Smith Chapter 3

In the morning Sookie and I ferried over to Staten Island. She loved the boat ride across the harbor. The Statue of Liberty was bigger than I remembered from my last trip to New York. Nick met us at the terminal in his Mini-Cooper. He looked splendid in his hippie dealer clothing; patchwork leather jacket […]

WHEN FAT MEN FLY by Peter Nolan Smith Chapter 1

Caveman Love

There is no proof of cavemen ie Neanderthals or Cromagnons dragging women by their hair. No Neolithic paintings support this fallacy. But the Rape of the Sabine? That’s a legend based on factual hearsay.