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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...

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...

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...

Dorothy took the plate of food out of her hand and threw it across the room

Staring back at her, the man’s lip trembled and he muttered, “How long will you play that stupid girl for, anyway?” As Dorothy stepped back, he flung the plate of food across the room,...

Tommy LaFontaine would think about all the things that had gone wrong in his life

But then he'd think about his parents. They had told him that they'd made everything okay. That they weren't really mean to him, that they loved him. And then that last night, when they'd...

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...

This is the story of my daughter, Evey

It took me a long time to get over my anger at the world. I felt better after finding this story. A couple years ago, my wife and I saw a program on TV...

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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