Rock, Paper, Wizard (2016) – Meeple Like Us
I’ve spent a lot of time imagining myself as a wizard. Like… a lot of time. More time than a grown man should ever invest in the pursuit. Every time I walk up to an automatic door with a pen in my hand I point it and say ‘Alohamora’. Usually anyway. Sometimes I forget the right spell and yell ‘avada kedavera’ and presumably kill it stone dead. I treat every remote control like a magic wand. I want to have the power to silence with a gesture and compel with a word. I want to be able to incinerate disobedient house-elves with a flick of my fingers leaving them gently smouldering around the kitchen like logs carelessly thrown on a hearth. I would like my very name to be a killing word.