Margaret was bursting to amaze her aunt and elder cousins with what she'd learned at school; she was practically exploding.  Facts about the universe orbited and collided in the pit of her stomach. "Guess what?!" She yelped up the path as she skipped, frantically.  "You can see Venus from Earth tonight." Margaret pointed. "Look! You... Continue Reading →

A Void

The path to her weekend was finally in front of her.  Just a few more careful steps, avoiding the cracks where the soil and weeds were surfacing and the broken slabs jutted out and she would be able to put it all behind her. Momentarily, at least. But something stopped her dead in her tracks as she reached the... Continue Reading →

Daily Prompt: Conjure

via Daily Prompt: Conjure She spread the red velvet across her lips, looking into her own heavily made-up eyes, black and mysterious.   Smoke and mirrors.   She didn't recognise herself but she didn't have to - it was the others she had to deceive and they all participated in this ritual so she just had to... Continue Reading →

Cut to pieces

    The news of your death prompted our road trip - a chorus of excitement filled the car, our children unacquainted with the idea of death. We found it standing empty, as if the house was holding on for our last visit. I'd wanted to show them the tree my father planted when I was... Continue Reading →


<a href="">Static</a> White noise flooded the room.  Sat squat in her armchair, her eyeballs crawled up, down, left and right, across the T.V screen, analysing the million tiny creatures climbing, bumping and clambering along, clumsily, carrying their young, their food, their everything with them.  She tried her hardest to stay fixed on just one of... Continue Reading →


Electric pulses zapped between them, his eyes undressing her where she waited.  Eyes widening, she lured him into her snare with her rouged lips, the silk ropes of her wrap-dress, a noose. "Can I buy you a drink?" He said, transfixed on the black abyss that held his gaze. She lowered her eyes to the... Continue Reading →

Storm Brewing

The cold and ice held the street's inhabitants prisoner, all were tucked neatly in their cells.  Only Winnie braced the unsympathetic gusts that swirled from the hill tops where the tower stood.  The cramped houses offered a trickle of protection from the brewing storm as she darted in the darkness, avoiding the searchlights she had... Continue Reading →

A Promise

"Any change." The voice, monotone, lacking the intonation to suggest that this was a question.  She already knew the answer. "No." The voice spluttered. The darkness had been upon them now for what seemed an eternity and the silence with it.  The trees nearby toyed with them,  as if life was still blossoming and the... Continue Reading →

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