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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...

A nightmare every night meant she should have been sent to a nightmare-free state so she could continue her studies

She was 16, a kid from a family with four kids, three girls and one boy, and she had been kicked out of every place but one. She had been kicked out of the...

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...

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...

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.”...

The Marquise of Vlade, Earl of Vlade, and his wife, Monseigneur Wenestra, were awoken in the early hours of the morning

A man with a neatly trimmed white beard, dressed in black velvet robes, entered the hall. "Monsieur," he smiled with the most charming smile Wenestra had ever seen. "Good morning my Lord, how may...

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...

I’m sitting in my room with my brother and sister-in-law when I hear one of my parents say something that makes me cry

I can’t remember which one it was. “I miss you.” I whisper to myself. My mom says I cry over nothing. It’s not true. I do cry over the things I miss. “The smell...

My sister called to tell me that she was going to the interrogation room

I walked to the room she was assigned to. The room was painted the colour of a lawn which was covered with grass seeds. I had a feeling that it would be a long...

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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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