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In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist M’Baye M’Baye tells the story of how she made it to the forest...

When I woke up everything was white. White like the night sky, blank white. I could smell the cold, crisp smell of snow and trees. I felt it through the floorboards and on the...

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...

Beth felt as though she had stepped into an alternate reality

Even her own house felt more like an alien construct. Its wood siding was dark and coarse, its windows dark and small. Its shutters and door, the shelves of books and the walls of...

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...

In this article, I’m going to be looking at the world that Dewey grew up in, the world that Tommy grew up in, the...

Dewey Decimal is a perfect example of what the world wants in life. In reality, he's not allowed to live the way that he wants to. He has to be maintained and manipulated, or...

As the days lengthen and the nights lengthen, the seasons change

All this change is at once very familiar and strangely unfamiliar, for we have become well used to the order of events. The seasons have been arranged in roughly the same way for at...

As I approached the edge of the cliff, two men stepped up to my aid

A shadow moved close, but it was only the shadow of the falling snow, and they quickly made my way to my feet. A second later their feet were next to mine followed by...

Marianne was able to use her time-travel vision to get to the National Science Institute

She stepped onto the National Science Institute, and after a minute of sneaking glances around the street, she was able to use her time-travel vision to get back to the place where she knew...

“Hello, I’m Constable Thaine Marr

"What do you want?" Wenestra's daughter, the dark-haired, dark-eyed young beauty of the clan, was in the room. "I'm told you need a place to hide. We have one." "Can we please just go...

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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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