blank

She stared at her phone, eyes tracing over the letters that spelt out his name. There was a war going on inside her head – should she call him? Should she even bother anymore? The fight between the couple had taken place a few days prior, and now she laid in her bed, her heart […]

deadly mistake

He stared at the woman with wide eyes. Her words repeated like a broken record: “That door you just kicked down was for your protection, not mine.’ He looked back at the door – it reminded him of a wide monstrous mouth. The woman laughed softly, rocking back and forth in her cross-legged position. She […]

the door

Bright sunlight streamed through the crack of the open door. Tentatively, I took a step forward, pushing the door to open wider. A long white hallway stretched forward, it seemed to stretch on forever. I walked down, my bare feet slapped the cold floor. The door slammed behind me – hinges screeching. I walked for […]

formula

I bit my lip, my eyes frantically gazing over the equation. What if I couldn’t figure it out? What if I wasn’t ‘gifted’ like They said I was? They would be disappointed if I couldn’t do it. No one ever wanted to disappoint them. Would I get punished? Would I get put back into the […]

the key

They found the key at the bottom of the well, just like the treasure map showed. Although, it was not the key they had been envisioning; when first coming across the map, Hunter and his friend’s pictured something old and rustic. They had always imagined a delicate key, with an intricate design – just like […]

buckets and robots

“Beep-de-bop!” A boy shouted, giggling. “Commander! The robots are taking over! Code red, I repeat, code red!” The second boy yelled, his bucket turning into a special helmet. The two boys had been playing ‘robot’ for hours. Beginning right after breakfast, past lunch, until now. The sun was starting to set. The streetlights beginning to […]

orbs and tattoos

It was the middle of the night when I awoke, gasping. A burning sensation rose along my stomach, stretching from my rib cage down towards my navel. Surprisingly, it didn’t hurt. Lifting my oversized shirt, I noticed a faint outline that hadn’t been on my body before. The outline was darkening by the second, taking […]

girl

“I’m sorry.” With that, she walked into the rain. She didn’t look back. That was the last time anyone saw her. The town was full of rumours after her disappearance – as if they could make sense of what had happened that horrid night. Some believed she was abducted by aliens. Other’s thought she ran […]

256 birthmarks

Her mother hated her the moment she was born. Despite the child’s long blonde locks, warm brown eyes, and contagious smile, she could not find an ounce of love. There was only resentment. Resentment all towards a single arrow-shaped birthmark. The daughter – full of self-loathing and rage – didn’t understand her mother’s indifference. Until, […]

one hell of a day

“How did the meeting go?” Kate sighed rubbing a hand over her makeup-smudged face. “Not as good as I hoped, the company wants to sue.” “That’s going to get messy.” “Don’t I know it.” The water running into the sink interrupted their conversation for a moment. “Did you go to see Julia?” “I tried.” “What’s […]