100-Word Fiction: ‘Erawan’

NB: Geographies are distorted by culture, politics, capitalism etc. Spatial relations are always relative / in flux.

Wikipedia entry says the shrine is located next to the (more significant landmark?) Grand Hyatt hotel – also the Skytrain station (tourist advice).

ALSO: ‘The hotel’s construction was delayed by a series of mishaps, including cost overruns, injuries to laborers, and the loss of a shipload of Italian marble intended for the building. Furthermore, the Ratchaprasong intersection had once been used to put criminals on public display.’ ?

A cloth-wrapped pipe. Worshippers. A street full of tourists. Anti-government. Blood and chaos. Hospitals overburdened.


100-Word Fiction: ‘A Physical Geography of Celebrity’

Attrition: erosion of celebrity caused when new information distributed by the media collides with the narrative of a particular personality and shatters it to pieces.

Collapse: when a great celebrity ‘falls’ after a loss of support from peers and public following media revelations.

Corrasion: gradual wearing away of celebrity.

Fault: a large crack in public estimation of a celebrity caused by a sudden breaking news story.

Bedding Plane: a hitherto unseen celebrity narrative separating two different personas – one resistant to media attacks, one much weaker. The layers, deposited years ago as celebrity is formed, tilt towards scandal as weathering occurs.