Lifetime

We are all 13.8 billion years old. In our consciousness, at least. Not in these disposable meat sack bodies. When they first announced that, I'd just gotten off the tube and it was raining and I was hungry and I could fully believe it. I felt 13.8 billion years old. But then I had a... Continue Reading →

So Long

We've been in this maze for so long But we are not lost Life is long and the maze is winding The goal's not the end It's the route you take to reach it. I'd been walking alone for so long I was not lonely Others beckoned me to follow them Their paths unenticing Until... Continue Reading →

Apocalypse

The news screams of war. Nuclear sirens and wildfires, Flooded homes Extremists taking their fight To the streets. I try to memorize the way you look at me The way my name sounds on your lips How warm you are, how safe. Politicians in hot water Displaced children Without a home nation On a boiling... Continue Reading →

The Smell of Death

  Death smells differently depending on which side of it you are on. To those left behind it is stagnant, rotting and somehow... cold? It slows down the air until it is thick like soup. It makes people around it still, but uncomfortable. For those who walk with the Grim Reaper, death carries another fragrance... Continue Reading →

Recipe for Your Soul

Ingredients: 2 cups of self-raising determination. 2 cups of creativity Self confidence, beaten 200ml of love 1/2 a cup of insecurity (it will feel like more once baked, but that's all I promise) A pinch of courage. Method: Mix together all of the dry ingredients thoroughly in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the rest... Continue Reading →

The Chair

When one of us malfunctions they send us to The Chair. They strap us in and fry the circuits in our head. We are glad we cannot smell the electricity burning. They do it in case we've been hacked. Or have a virus that might spread to the rest of the group. They do it... Continue Reading →

Wheel of Fortune

  The Casino is filled with merriment. The Fates sit around a roulette wheel. Folly continues a losing streak on a fruit machine. Sloth sleeps in a corner. Vice serves drinks and Gluttony drinks them all. The three Fates keep playing. Clotho spins the wheel. Lachesis places a bet. They do not gamble with chips, they bet their threads- each... Continue Reading →

Spinning

A spider drops down from the rafters above my bunk. It is tiny and brown and spinning a web. I am so big to it, so massive that it does not notice I exist until I move. It freezes mid-air. Does it know what I am? Does it know it's on a ship? Does it matter? It... Continue Reading →

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