Clarke Illmatical, author and creator of Masternever and his biggest challenge while traveling in Asia.


When I made the voyage to Asia four years ago, I knew that I wanted to complete Masternever. These stories are a reflection of myself as much as anything.

My journey, which started in 2013, has taken me from China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam and Hong Kong. I knew that last part of this journey, it would deal with self mastery, in fact I had been planning to make this the focus on the final story.

As I write this, I am facing possible incarceration. The irony in all of this, is that while I post MASTERNEVER AND THE FLOW OF DEATH online, revising a story I first wrote ten years ago, I find myself facing a similar challenge as my protagonist.

I won’t tell you that I am not afraid. I fear sentencing. I fear imprisonment. I fear a legal system in a foreign country. If I am incarcerated, I will have my letters posted here on Medium.

Please read Masternever and do so knowing that I face my biggest challenge.

Clarke Illmatical in Hong Kong