Lamont and Dude Ponder Devastation


“Just thinking. I’ve been looking at pictures of Aleppo.”

“Don’t do that.”

“Right? I remember thousands of years ago when it was one of the world’s great cities, the Syrians the world’s most enlightened people.”

“I know, Lamont.”

“You know what I think, Dude?”

“God no. I would never claim to know what you think.”

“I think these human iterations are the most painful.”

“You can’t fix this, you know. Why don’t you put down the newspaper and think about your happy place. You know, Britain. You’re an oak tree. It’s summer. Soft breezes are blowing. The sun is warm on your upper branches. The thrush sings her happy song. In the distance, the Druids prepare the sacrifice.”

“Human, I hope.”

“Oh yes, the highest quality.”


Lamont and Dude are characters I came up with a couple of years ago. They have the uncanny ability to remember many of their past incarnations, giving them a unique perspective on life, the universe and everything.

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