Of The Surfer

Genre: Mystery 


I am Soul Surfer.

That’s what I tell people who are not only curious but brave enough to ask.

I sit on a mat with my eyes closed and slow down my breathing till almost imperceptible, because you see every time you breathe out, you breathe away a little bit of your life away, until you exhale for the last time and then never again.

That is where I come in, when I breathe out I leave myself behind but by sheer will power alone I maintain my consciousness and can so travel far and wide and find a host whose body I will enter when they take a sudden deep breath, be careful next time you find yourself taking a deep breath, that just might be me. Later when I am done I return back to my own body back on that mat my eyes open and they are filled with that look of one who knows more than they are telling.

I open my eyes and I tell stories of places on whose shores I have never walked, where water turns to rock when it is cold and the sky bleeds white fluffy pebbles that fall on your lashes and they tickle, they are cool on the tongue but do not eat the yellow coloured ones. I tell stories of people whom I have never met with strange names and eyes the colour of gas flames that sizzle.

I stare searchingly into the distant sky and suddenly proclaim, “Today it will be cloudy with a chance of rain, carry an umbrella. It is a wonderful day to have a birthday today, your favourite team won the Champions league last night”; I see the awe in your eyes as you wonder how I know all these things I know or where I make them up from, “Stare into my eyes at your own peril I am a Soul Surfer.” I dare.

I am a Soul Surfer, at least that’s what I tell people. I am a Surfer indeed but neither of souls or oceans but of the information super highway. I surf vast streams of the internet, I catch high speed waves of bits and bytes; I surf the vast internet ocean that separates us at the click of a button.

The answers to almost any question you can think of are there, well at least what someone somewhere thinks is the answer, all the things man was meant to know available on a search engine.

Without taking a step I share cups of coffee with friends I have never met across the globe in sunny Ireland one instant, Tokyo the next, watching the sunrise of cold winter’s morning in Cape Town and spend a summer’s evening in California.Across time zones and seasons so different, they might as well as be from made up places, with made up people of made up names and handles, with a screen for a face, a keyboard for hands typing, always typing words, or maybe that’s what I am; simply a display photo and a user name. Never believe anything you read on the internet, ironically I read that on the internet.

There is a law that states:

 Sufficiently developed technology is indistinguishable from magic.

I am a Soul Surfer, that’s what I tell people, brave enough to stare into my eyes and ask me how I know all the things I know.


#Blogbattle theme Surfer

P.S never believe all I tell it just might be true.




  1. Popped over from the blog battle links on the basis I’ve tried it myself…first time after much persuasion from Rachael…but..the selling point was I like meeting writers and reading their work…so here I am and what a lovely piece this is. Very thoughtful and written beautifully….in fact, I must now follow your blog…hope you don’t mind 😊

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    1. absolutely, its an honour and a pleasure.
      oh yes it is a great way to connect to writers from all over .
      PS I dont mind at all quite delighted actually

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      1. Just as well really ‘cos I followed with oi waiting for the reply 😊 And yes, you’re right, it is a brilliant way to connect…the pleasure in this case is all mine 😊 Brilliant to meet you

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  2. I wonder how much we leave of ourselves on the internet every-time we visit it. Do we lose this part or does it just become an extension of ourselves that can reach places we can’t touch?

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  3. I love your play on words… very well done. I also do a lot of research on the web. Google has become my go to for all things I don’t know, from cooking times for a new vegetable, or to learn more about a particular subject. 🙂

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    1. Thanks …..
      Somethings man was not meant to know but for everything else there is Google hahahaha
      now if only Google was all knowing and then we could Google “Where is my phone” and Google replies “its under the pillow silly”

      PS How did we survive before Google lol

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  4. Found myself taking a deep breath when you mentioned one. 🙂 Love the connection between soul surfer and internet surfer. You wove the two together wonderfully.

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  5. Wasn’t sure where this was going at first, was getting a little creeped out as I held my breath, not wanting to take a deep breath, lol. Loved this in the end, very clever. The internet has definitely made the world a smaller place, and given us great knowledge…or let’s us think we have great knowledge 😀

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