Ice-Cream Van at the End of the Galaxy

There's an ice-cream van at the edge of the Milky Way. It's been there longer than there has been life on Earth. Commuters stop by on the intergalactic highway as they make their way home from work. It serves almost every flavour. The Ice-Cream Man gets beans from Fesluyrus that can make up to seven different kinds of chocolate.... Continue Reading →

Written in the Stars

She stood on the shore and watched a star fall down from the heavens towards her. The closer it came, the smaller it got. It burnt brighter as it entered her atmosphere and then dimmed. She almost lost track of it altogether until she heard the thud of it landing in a sand dune behind... Continue Reading →

Dead Man’s Grasp

The key is kept in the dead man's grasp. That was it. That was all I had. A clue whispered to me through breaks in a fever dream. I held on to it tightly. I repeated it to myself over and over so it would not slip away. I had been aware of someone in my room- a dark... Continue Reading →

Fortune Teller

The fairground is nearly empty when you arrive. You pass tired children, drooped in their parents' arms and insisting (between yawns) that they're not tired and they can do just five more minutes. You step over candyfloss wrappers and coffee cups. It smells like burnt popcorn and roasted almonds. Some of the rides have shut... Continue Reading →

Lighthouse Keeper

At night the sea matches the sky. Clear midnight skies mean calm inky waters, a still blanket of stars beneath the heavens. Stormy skies mean turbulent seas, high winds tussling with high waves. The Lighthouse Keeper sees it all. She lives in circular walls. In the evenings she sets a mug down on her round... Continue Reading →

The Middle of a Vanishing Act

A wisp of smoke in the pitch black. It rises up from the ground and curls, like a incandescent snake climbing towards the moonlight. From its base, cracks of crimson shoot out towards you. You stop... in case the ground is about to fall apart. You know you should run, but your hammering, awe-filled heart keeps you to rooted to the... Continue Reading →

Lunar Express

She got to the station at 11.58 PM. She realised as she blinked at the electronic clock on the wall that she hadn't even considered the possibility that there wouldn't be any trains running at this time of night. She'd just packed up and stormed out. There was nobody around for her to ask, the station was empty-... Continue Reading →

The Faerie Pools

He came across the Faerie Pools at dusk. The water shimmered and sparkled underneath a fading sun. He sat down on one of the rocks nearby to take a picture and drink a can of beer he'd brought out with him for moments just like this. The water was so clear, unpolluted. Here, away from... Continue Reading →

The Final Illusion

"The trick, my friend," The Illusionist once told me, "Is to always let them think they've seen you three times. They stop looking after that." Despite having been told this, I could never spot how he did it. I knew the Great Lafayette better than most and I could never tell the difference between the real... Continue Reading →

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