Drabble: Spooky

My best friend, Spooky, isn’t like other people. He comes into my room in the dead of night. Through the wall. Yeah, Spooky’s a ghost. One hundred years ago, this was his room. He had a rocking horse and a train set. My Xbox is a mystery to him. Spooky …

The Final Gift

This is so … lame. I don’t care who wins. Claire got off the sofa and wandered into the hallway. The sound of the X-Factor finale faded into the background. How can they all sit there pretending everything’s normal? She trudged upstairs and into her bedroom, flinging the door closed …

Microfiction: Portal

The air shimmered in a purple haze. Liann stared, open-mouthed, as a window appeared in front of her. A world with green grass and blue sky shone through. Liann shivered in the drizzle and glanced up at the grey clouds, bare arms and ragged clothes no protection from the wind. The …

Microfiction: First Steps

First Steps I turned my back for a second. That’s all. One second. When I spun around, holding the blanket, Josh wasn’t there. Lips wobbling, I reached my shaking arms towards the cot. Where’d my baby gone? It didn’t make sense. The sides were too high for him to climb …

Microfiction: Waiting

I shivered while I waited. Peering up at the castle window, I wondered if he’d keep his promise. My cold fingers had gone numb–my breath a frosty cloud. A movement caught my eye, and I held my breath and chewed my fingers. A dark shape descended the castle wall. What if the …

Microfiction: Sparkling Jewels

Her jewels sparkled in the sunlight, green emeralds and bright white diamonds. From my vantage point, the Princess resembled an exquisite angel. Her golden silk dress shimmered as she glided through the crowds. I watched her spin around to take the bouquet offered by a blonde child. The Princess’s luminous …