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When you get tired of your own body, you just get out there and look for other animals

The ground is no good though. The road was created to be a surface for vehicles to roll on. It should be some kind of flat surface; a single flat surface to roll over....

Luke got on the phone with Private Roberts

“I was told that you all could see me,” he said quietly. “So I just wanted to let you know that I'll be back in a few moments. I'll tell them that I received...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Sharmila Tagore reflects on being a dreamer

An author friend told me about “dream worlds.” She had come across them in a fantasy novel. They were places that existed somewhere on the spectrum between “real” world and “virtual” world. For instance,...

I went to my dream job

Answering the phone. Answering the phone. Answering the phone. You know what I need? A job where I’m the boss. I need to know what’s going on, and if I have a hand in...

A man stands on the deck of our lifeboat, watching as I toss books into the sea

He watches while I toss each item over the side. Only one of the wooden books stays in our lifeboat. His. What is this man to me? He’s a mystery that is quickly unraveling....

Tommy LaFontaine lived in a world where books read people

To escape the world that Tommy lived in, he had to find another place, and that's where he found the perfect escape. In the library, Tom searched for entries that would help him to...

John Paul’s car got stuck in a field

In the early hours of the morning, four armed policemen carrying three big guns were sitting inside the vehicle and waiting for John Paul and John. They sat in the driver and two passengers....

It’s been a year and a half since I last saw my dad, he’s been sick for a year and a half now and...

In 2004 my father had to retire due to a stroke and since then he has been living with my mom in their home and he doesn’t get around and he was never homesick...

“Angie,” I said, “you’re not a talkative fellow

Angie laughed. “You’re not exactly a talkative fellow,” she said. I couldn’t imagine her talking to customers. She never did. “I like to say ‘the customer is always right,’” someone had once said. “Yeah,”...

The good thing about being in a high place is that I can see the world

When I was four years old, I climbed a ten foot tall slide, a six foot wide board, at the back of our local mall. My father, then a marine biologist in our town,...

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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

Beth stood atop the headland, watching the waves crash gently onto the ocean, feeling suddenly as if she was being pulled away from herself,...

Yet as she gazed out into an ocean that seemed to beckon as an unknown singer sang a song of longing, Beth felt suddenly as if she had been the one to place the...

The green eyes looked at Danielle, and then at the knight

“Sorry,” Danielle said, as she saw the last of the needles float out of sight, and the wall in front of the knight collapsed. She looked back down at the green eyes. “Is it...