Ellin sat on a rocky outcrop, with her hair in her eyes. She wiped the sweat from her forehead, and squinted down the path at her mother and brother who were coming up slowly. She didn’t want to be here, didn’t understand the point of it all. She kicked up dust with her feet –... Continue Reading →



The clouds hung low in the sky, weighed down with the burden of the storm. The wind was picking up something-fierce; thunder rolled, and lightning lit the sky like a lantern. It was getting closer. I watched from my car – too afraid to drive in this wild weather. A bolt of lightning hit the... Continue Reading →


M’pkali had been walking for days.  He knew, like all of his kind did – the way to the temple. His home had been destroyed by fire, and he and others made their way to find sanctuary in the home of the old ones. He looked up, and saw the jagged edges of the termite... Continue Reading →


  Wham.  His feet hit the ground hard and the world swirled around him.  He wondered which place and time he had been transported to this time.  He swayed but quickly steadied himself, his head was spinning.  He forced his eyes to focus on the world that had just materialised. Vehicles.  That was good.  He... Continue Reading →

Stinkin’ holiday

“I’m tired of this place, I just want to go home!” Ellie said. “This trip sucks.  The toilet looks like something died in it and there’s crap on the door!” She waved her arm in the direction of the offending door. It was useless, her mother was on the other side of the world and... Continue Reading →


The office was strewn with newspaper clippings, and paperwork.  Jones, a seasoned detective, sat at the far end of the room, massaging his temples - whilst his fourth coffee sat half finished on his desk.  He looked up at the notice board.  Three photographs formed the only clues to Mandy's disappearance.  Time was running out.... Continue Reading →


He sat down, cross legged upon a mountain and watched as the storm clouds rolled in.  He had lived for thousands of years, but had never seen anything more beautiful.  There was something about the clouds that was familiar; they gave him the feeling that there was more to life, or whatever you could call... Continue Reading →


  “I love you” he said, as he buried his face in her hair; inhaling her scent.  He was intoxicated.  She sat there, smiling – but not feeling it.  Carole knew he was a good guy, he was sweet and kind and ticked all the boxes.  She couldn’t help feeling guilty when he laid his... Continue Reading →


Shelley is making Vegemite sandwiches in the kitchen whilst joey watches his favourite show. She clicks her tongue and peers into the lounge - yep, joey is still there, watching intently as the odd character on the set dances across the screen. "It's a dancing mug, shel" her mother pleads "you've got to get him... Continue Reading →

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