Category Archives: Prose

Because words are fun, and lots of them are lots of fun

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Meaning

Omens. Signs everywhere. I can’t understand. Although, maybe it means…? No, that’s not it either. I feel trapped by them all. If only I could interpret one thing. I’m sure the rest would unravel from there. But the puzzle’s too hard; I remain stuck fast. Petrified, […]

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The Swarm

“Shhhhh…” Another appeared. “Don’t disturb them.” “Can they see us?” Natalie shrugged, her eyes wide. Another one left father’s liquor cabinet. “What are they looking for?” I whispered. Again Natalie shrugged, the swarm’s behaviour a mystery. Only later did we understand what they were after. […]

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Flash!

Flash! He blinked. Reality returned slowly. The camera flashed again. How had he got here? It started with those damned beans. Magic was one possible description, he supposed. And then the beanstalk – had that been real? The theft probably was; the police clearly thought so. […]

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Belonging

At the suggestion of the awesome Helené and in the hopes of writing more often, I’ve signed up for writing prompts from figment.com. This is the first one, and hopefully there will be more to come. Suddenly everything fell into place. It was like clouds unexpectedly […]

Leaves Fall

I discovered a few snippets that I wrote some years ago. They are somewhat unhappy in nature, but I enjoyed the way I wrote them, so thought I’d share them here despite their dark tone. Here is the third and last: The first leaf fell […]

Without

I discovered a few snippets that I wrote some years ago. They are somewhat unhappy in nature, but I enjoyed the way I wrote them, so thought I’d share them here despite their dark tone. Here is the second: I am left merely sad, no […]

A Change

I have often wondered why it is that we spend so much of our lives chasing after things. Always there is some distant goal on the horizon, some far-off height to which we aspire. It is so seldom that we are content to be where […]

A Dark and Stormy Night

The rain, at first barely a suggestion of moisture, quickly grows to a deafening crescendo. It obscures everything, a solid black wall filling the night. Puddles form between the cobbles in the courtyard, joining together in ever larger pools of water. The water runs down […]

A Journey Begun

You could see the whole world, that day. The sky was a clear, brilliant blue that seemed to be limitless, an unplumbed depth far above. It was the kind of day on which you can feel all your concerns dissipating, drawn into that endless open […]