Having grown up with 12 sisters, Spontaneous Bucket was no stranger to unexpected phenomena. Still, the sheer magnitude of the beast took even him by surprise, 'Wow. I mean. Wow.' The dragon sighed, 'I see that human is still synonymous with dung beetle.' It was always difficult to seem sensible once someone had established that … Continue reading A plague on both your houses (3/3)
In times of plague it was always best to err on the side of caution where pustules were concerned. Even without the secret soothsayer's custard based predictions, cutting one of the strange mounds open suggested an up close, all round, surround sound, pus experience. Spontaneous Bucket took a deep breath, whatever happened this would be … Continue reading A plague on both your houses (2/3)
Be careful what you wish for...
15. He hadn’t expected there to be so many kites. They filled the sky in every direction, snapping and twisting the air into something far too simple to fathom. And his heart ran ragged in his chest now, like it had on that day. 14. The day his father had shown him how to run. … Continue reading Kites
Even the air felt unsettled. A cold, autumn wind had driven the first shower of leaves into a wild fury and they seethed like angry bees around the half open window. Jake tried to reason with his friend again, ‘Matt, come on you need to sleep.’ 'No.' ‘Please buddy,’ he caught a desperate sigh before it could escape, 'it's … Continue reading Sleepwalking
Some of them had fallen into the radioactive vats, some had been pushed and some, like Finn, had been born into them. No one had ever really counted how many there were. By their nature it was hard to tell them apart, and one became another all too easily. But everyone knew that they were … Continue reading The invisible man
Desire was so damn easy. And honestly it had a way of prostituting sensibility so that even something as distasteful as greed arrived at the ball in a guided coach. Anna flicked back through the contents of her shopping cart and sighed. The fact was that avarice had always been drawn by the horses of social normality. … Continue reading Midas