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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...

Emil, Quincy, and the rest of the group were sitting on the side of the road waiting for the next trucker to arrive

Soon, all seven of the men were in their respective vehicles and on their way to their next destination. They pulled in to a truck stop that was located on a busy highway. The...

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...

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...

A long time ago, there was a big black spot in the sky

A huge black spot appeared in the sky. The black spot grew bigger to form a disc shape. It increased its size as though to destroy the whole sky. It increased its size, and...

I’m dreaming

I'm the dream, or rather the night. For me the night is a place where the only rule is to do your job, be professional and stay away from anything that has ever been...

One night the children went to play in the creek

They tried to play, but couldn’t get the hang of it. Some of them managed to go down to the creek to wash the clothes, their only form of communication with the world of...

My mother’s first sister was called Auntie Annie

Auntie Annie was the first of our maternal uncles and, as I like to tell you, she was my first aunt. She married my father, my mother’s brother, and she had three children with...

Jasmine dreams that she is in the bed with Kenny

She had had the same dream the night before, and she had woken up to find out that it was Kenny who was there that morning. She had wanted to believe that it was...

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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...