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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

don’t look

This is a mistake, she thought to herself. She knew she shouldn’t leave the room. It was against the town’s strict protocol – no child leaves their windowless room between the hours of 3 AM to dawn. She was being an idiot, but she had to leave. Her own idiot brother wouldn’t stop whining about […]

jailbird – “pass it on” continued

Bang. The girl let in a startled breath, her eyes snapping open. Shouts could be heard, some close by, others in the distance. She sat up, the springs underneath her groaning in protest. A thin wool blanket was draped across her legs. The girl’s brows knitted together, noticing her strange attire. An uneasy feeling spread […]

“pass it on”

Her eyes darted back and forth between the house and her car. Back and forth. She gazed down at the note, dread thick in her chest. Her heart felt heavy. God, it was never ending. Yet, she couldn’t ignore it for much longer. It was her fault after all, she’d been stupid. She was the […]