Down the Runway (Drabble)

She stalks down the catwalk, six-inch heels clicking against smooth metal in a quick, unyielding tempo. Continue reading “Down the Runway (Drabble)”

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It’s a False, False World! (Prompt)

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Natalie collapsed against her chair and blinked hard. “Ow,” she complained, rubbing away the water trickling from her eyes. “Why is this so hard?”

At the sound of her voice, the robot rose a few inches above the floor and levitated towards her. The standard smiley face on its interface switched to another expression Continue reading “It’s a False, False World! (Prompt)”

Watercolour Forest (Drabble)

The soil beneath his boots was springy, and littered with twigs and fallen leaves. When Noah took a step forward, the rich umber of the ground around his feet seemed to ripple; when he lifted his foot away, a white shoeprint was left behind. Then, the umber rushed back over it, erasing away the shallow imprint, and it was as if the path had never been tread. Continue reading “Watercolour Forest (Drabble)”

Smears and Splatters (Drabble)

His heart trembles and he shakes all over, and his eyes are unfocused and wild. They dart to the box of new paints lying on the floor, the plump tubes fitted perfectly in between the hard plastic bars. The spread of colours stands out to him – an overwhelming selection of bright orange and yellow and blue – and his fingers freeze, unable to choose.

Bile crawls up his throat. He doesn’t know if that’s real Continue reading “Smears and Splatters (Drabble)”

Atë’s Call (Prompt)

“-and here is Athena, guarded by one of her animals, the leopard!”

Rebecca Terrian half-listened to her father’s speech, fingers absently tugging at the straps of her backpack. He had volunteered to guide their class in this field-trip, and as a mythologist Continue reading “Atë’s Call (Prompt)”