Eat, Sleep, Leave

The strangeness effect: When you suppose something to be true, then discover something else is true, but that something else sheds a new light onto the first something.

Known in Japanese as 異化効果 (ika kouka) Different-Change Effect-Achieve and as Verfremdungseffekt in (what else?) German; (originally coined for drama by Brecht variously translated in English as the “alienation effect”, the “estrangement effect”, the “distancing effect” or the “defamiliarization effect”.

Take your pick and choose your favourite pet.

Fiction, Amongst Other Things

She wakes from slumber

and he’s already waiting

for breakfast.

She makes it, he eats it

and leaves. She doesn’t

know where he goes or

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