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It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

Three hours pass and the phone rings again

Three hours passes and the phone rings again. A couple of rings. He opens his eyes and smiles at the caller ID. He glances at his watch. 5:46. He looks up and sighs, shaking...

My captain has left me here with all this crud, and only cares about his things!

My heart has sunk to the bottom of the ocean as we sink deeper and deeper, one screw at a time. "Hey, Captain, come look. I can’t believe you left me here with all...

Danielle was walking down the street when something caught her eye

A massive white cat made a beeline for the little blond girl. Its fur was long and spiky with black eyes like a cat who was on the hunt. It was a mane of...

Samia walked out of the house with a big smile on her face

‘Honey you must have been up most of the night’ Sally said with her hand on her chest ‘You look like something the cat dragged in’ She grinned mischievously ‘You know, like when we...

“Go to bed, dear

"What could happen to you here, my boy?" I ask, glancing from the boy to the curtains he keeps locked across his bed. His head tilts in an almost subservient fashion as it bows...

The woman looked at the symbol on the tree stump

She closed her eyes and concentrated on the symbol. A pulse of energy began to pulsate through her, pulsing out from her skin like a stream of pure light. A tingling sensation ran down...

Cliff didn’t know if he had any friends at all

Cliff’s only friend was Cliff. He was just a very lonely man, and sometimes felt like he had no one at all. Cliff was the one who would always come to Cliff’s defense, like...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Karishma Vaswani looks at what it is like to be separated from the...

It is an odd idea that I have been separated from the world. There must be an explanation, but it’s difficult to remember what it is. My body and mind seem to have been...

The man’s fingers trembled as he took a step closer to the woman

His hand shook and it took him a moment for him to open his fingers. He’d just touched something so delicate. His body stilled, waiting for him to realize what he had. His breath...

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It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...

Three hours pass and the phone rings again

Three hours passes and the phone rings again. A couple of rings. He opens his eyes and smiles at the caller ID. He glances at his watch. 5:46. He looks up and sighs, shaking...