Creating images on my computer used to be a hobby.

In 1998 Rainbirds came in 61st in a ray tracing contest!

The contest’s theme was “Great Engineering Achievements”. You were disqualified, if you strayed off-theme. Several images did.


I especially like short plays.

Short plays

Magicus Oculus ¹
The Impostor ¹
The Voyeur ¹
The Gentleman ¹
PJ For PreZZZ! ²
Music ²
The Unspeakable One ²
Ants ²

² PJ For PreZZZ!, Music and The Unspeakable One are “chapters” in a “mostly” prose book of fiction, Berliner.

¹ Magicus Oculus, The Impostor, The Voyeur and The Gentleman R Magicus Oculus, short plays.


My fiction can be viewed online linked to images. I refer to Magicus Oculus as an oBook, denoting that the book is online.

I could omail it to someone, ... O – an omail.


An oDition is a kind of interactive edition. Behold (click): Blind.

Following links (by clicking) constitutes interacting — “operating on instructions entered by somebody at a keyboard or other input device” (Encarta® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1999, 2000 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.)


Magicus Oculus also exists as an e-book that you can buy from an online bookstore.   or the nearest outlet to you.

About the plays

Magicus Oculus (the play) is about a throne. (See picture.)

The Impostor — An Army officer requisitions (steals) the throne.

The Voyeur — Edgar prepares a topical slide presentation (with images) assisted by Naira.

The Gentlemen — Ralph pleads guilty.

PJ For PreZZZ! — A card game.

Music — Moses is about to go home. Helen quizzes him about Greek mythology. He knows the subject.

The Unspeakable One — Moses arrives at work in the morning; mythology discussion resumes.

Ants — The first play I ever wrote. Boys decide the fate of a caterpillar.

Fiction links

Berliner (html book) link

Magicus Oculus (html book) — plays: 2019 oBook oDition* link

Magicus Oculus (In-Line Guide page) — plays: 2019 oBook oDition** link

* paginated
** unpaginated


Verfremdungseffekt (variously translated as ‘distancing’, ‘alienation’ or ‘estrangement’ effect), defined by Brecht.

Alienation steps up a notch in Berliner. are linked. I did mean for that to happen.


Cybersex in cyberspace.


  1. Magicus Oculus
    Posted August 5, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Magicus Oculus can be performed.

    A thought: The heroine reads Magicus Oculus surreptitiously. It piqued her curiosity. She seeks out the author.

    I told you so. The plays could be performed.

    You can perform Magicus Oculus without my knowledge. I don’t like it. It smacks of treachery.

  2. Tom
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 12:39 am

    It does not surprise me an iota that my stories and plays are turned down, Magicus. Not an iota.

    But I think a published book of the fiction is salable. I have a pretty good idea of the layout and what could go into a printed book. Yes, a pretty good idea. …

    You’d help me finding a publisher. With marketing. © big-O-try books, 1984

  3. Magicus Oculus
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 7:14 am

    It surprises me the cover counts as a selling point.

  4. Tom
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:01 am 8,548 KB

    The front cover is much bigger: 25 megabytes. I compressed the CMYK TIF to RGB JPEG format for faster viewing.