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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 hostess handed me the menus

“Good evening. I have a reservation under the name Wilson.” The hostess placed the menus on the table. “Ah, yes, that is your name.” She looked up at me. “Yes, I had a reservation...

The next step was a choice of a direction or not

The next step was a choice of a direction or not. I stepped forward with care, feeling the ice crystals under my feet and ice crumbs beneath my pantlegs. My feet took me through...

On the day my parents died, I went to the kitchen

I finished the last piece of apple in the bowl and tossed it down the veranda railing. I walked to the dining room. My parents weren’t there. The living room was empty, except for...

Marianne walked down Harlow Street and took a deep breath of the fresh air

To the right was the shopping district, a large plaza full of specialty stores, all of them filled with bright and shiny merchandise that the masses loved. Then, they would push farther along, to...

“Milly, what do you think you’re going to do?”

“I don’t know.” “That’s what I’m asking. That’s what I’m scared of. What if I can’t get my money? What if they say no? What do I do then? Go back to school, and...

I woke up and looked at my watch

I was lying on my bed, looking at my watch. “You have to go to work now,” she said. “Get up and get to work.” I stood up and grabbed my backpack. “Do you...

Lord Wenestra’s eyes welled with tears

Sigle, Wenestra's daughter, and the Earl of Vladhaven were lovers. The pair were more than half a year apart. That morning, the girl's father had returned home from hunting. Sigle had been asleep, but...

“I don’t know who I am

He felt...sick. "What...wrong with you?" The dog's eyes went on watch him, its tail wagging. "Where...can I go? And who...are you?" The dog was silent and just kept on watching. "I don't understand." The...

It was the end of the day, and they were about to go out for the last time this year

Mummy turned to the girls. “You’ve got that long drive ahead of you, so now let’s head out, shall we? I want you to have all the fun that you can in the car.”...

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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...
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