Echo of a Roar


We lived each day as if living were an act of revenge, took delight in the jaw-dropped shock on the faces of the proletariat and warmed ourselves on the cold shoulders of our so-called betters. Then our luck ran out with our money and we learned to live lean and on the fringe, darting back into civilization every now and then…just for a little taste. Never mind those empty heads and the hollow eyes that call them home—they don’t hate us, they’re just not like us. They don’t even know how to hunt.


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33 Responses to Echo of a Roar

  1. Those with money have now become
    those without. And now have to live life the hard way.
    They are now the new proletariats.
    That’s how I read this excellent piece of writing Oglach.
    My apologies if I have gotten it completely wrong.

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  2. calmkate says:

    deeply profound! Have read it several times and am still sifting thru the layers of this one 🙂

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  3. “Experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind; for I can apply no milder term to the governments… and to the general prey of the rich on the poor.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    Ha! Is that a wee bit of cannibalism I detect in your writing, or is it just my own twisted head?

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  4. A timely, beautifully and sparely written, allegory

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  5. tripleclicka says:

    This is one I have had to read a few times. Interestingly creepy…

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    • oglach says:

      Thanks. It’s sort of like a love letter to the high times, but also about the dark side of that…and a lot of other things. It’s interesting to see how everyone interprets it. Thanks for reading.

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  6. MC Clark says:

    Beautiful writing…makes one think…

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  7. Dead Donovan says:

    Your fine but frightful story makes me want to carry a weapon when I go out walking at night. I still have some fine marrow in my bones that someone might dig!


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  8. Another awesome read, Oglach, that cries out to me to be read more than once. Love the pictures you create in my head, there’s much depth and truth in every beautiful syllable. And that you chose a picture from my very first animal love makes it even better 😉

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  9. The first sentence simmers. I want to steal it. Lol.

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  10. I wandered this way as I hadn’t seen you in a while. Seems I’m not getting email notifications about your posts anymore, I shall rectify immediately.
    Also, ‘We lived each day as if living were an act of revenge.’ Goddammit that’s glorious.

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  11. Human beings are the most dangerous species. We can do things to our own members which other animals couldn’t even think of….

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