Creating images on my computer started out as a hobby. After a few years, as I became aware that my hobby was shared by hundreds, if not by thousands, of like-minded enthusiasts, I began to wonder if such a hobby was still worth pursuing that had become a fad.

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.


I like reading, writing, watching, performing 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
Copycat ²
The Boy King ²
On Short Notice ²
Confucius ²
Kadmeas ²
Clay ²
Europa ²
Ants ²

² “chapters” in a book called Berliner.

¹ “short plays” in a collection of short plays.


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

I refer to Berliner as an oMail. I could omail it, whatever that is, to a friend, for less than the cost of a postage stamp probably.


By my definition 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 isn’t online. You can buy it though, from an online bookstore.   or the nearest outlet to you.

No images, but links.

About the plays

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

The Impostor — An Army officer steals the throne.

The Voyeur — Students prepare a slide presentation.

The Gentlemen — A gentleman pleads guilty.

PJ For PreZZZ! — Some Berlin card tricks.

Music — Moses is about to go home.

The Unspeakable One — Moses arrives at work in the morning.

Copycat — Helen returns from shopping.

The Boy King — Helen is detained.

On Short Notice — Moses arrives in bad weather.

Confucius — Moses and Helen come in together.

Kadmeas — Helen breaks the news.

Clay — Moses wants to see the flood.

Europa — Helen has a client.

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

Hosted on this site

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 (‘distancing’, ‘alienation’ and ‘estrangement’ effect) applies to innocuous seeming absurdities on stage, like seeing a paper moon dangling down from the overhead rafters.

In its paginated form Berliner has are addenda, that exploit those little innocuous seeming absurdities.


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.

    I told you so. The plays could be performed.

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

    It does not surprise me an iota that my stories and plays are read and performed, Magicus.

    Still, I think a published book of the fiction would be better. I have a pretty good idea of the layout and what could go into the book content-wise. Yes?

    Help me find a publisher. Market me.

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

    It surprises me the cover is judged by the book.

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

    ../pub/ 8,548 KB

    The front cover is much bigger: 25 megabytes. I compressed the CMYK TIFF to an RGB JPEG for you and your slow modem.