Returning

She and her brothers spent many summers out by the rusted cattle shed, before the sunburns became too much. They thought it was haunted. "Pantry and freezer are stocked, should do you all till we get back," their parents would say. Then they wouldn't hear from them for weeks. At first it was exciting, then... Continue Reading →

An Escape

The nightmares are haunting, full of strangeness. They call me through them. Who or what, I don't know, but they're out there. Waiting. And I need to go. She's nice and all, but she's not them. There's something more waiting elsewhere. Maybe it's where I belong. I climb out the window in the cold, dark... Continue Reading →

Deep Wishes

I feel invisible blows as fear and pain chemicals flood my place within my host's brain. Her carer is destroying her, setting fire to her mind with every heartache, every forgotten promise, every silence, every lie. I wish to protect her, to save her. To survive. Her carer's mind was lost in the depths of... Continue Reading →

Adrift

A youngling cast eyes skyward upon birth. Energies entered its being, strengthened its mind, its heart. That youngling grew, phased, loved, laughed. Built together a house-family, welcomed partners and friends, life happy and full. Years on, now-grown, they lay ready. Every village eagerly awaiting the next youngling's birth on the morrow. Eyes closed now, their... Continue Reading →

Boots

I searched his spaceship quarters for his favourite brown pair amongst the futuristic interior. But I wasn’t supposed to be here, authorities had my signal logged. My team gained access to locked drawers via external game code changes. Highly illegal. I sped up my search. Proximity alarms sounded as I found the pair beneath some... Continue Reading →

Balloon

“Parcels, games, entertainment. Done. Got the coding for decorations? I still couldn’t find it in the system.” “Found something better. But I’ll need help.” We finished everything just as guests arrived, entry pad scanning in each individual. The VIP was en-route, guided by my partner. We all hid. When they arrived, the room scanned my... Continue Reading →

Porcelain

Waves hushed sounds of traffic far behind. Tiny fingers grasped mine, pulling past flowers and trees, little feet skipping over loose stones.I took one step for her four.She hadn’t told me our destination; “it’s a surprise Mummy.”She glanced back, round eyes gleaming and all smiles, “we’re close!”I couldn’t help but smile with her, adoration running deep.Her... Continue Reading →

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