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The Empress is taken to the Underworld Court by the King, and she is shown to an underground house

“What is this place?” she asks herself as she sees that the streets inside this underground house are paved with solid gold, and that the courtyard had a fountain, trees, and a garden built...

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...

Dale and I were going to be the only people in our group that day

I was going to be the only visitor to the rest and eat area of President James K. Polk Memorial Rest Area. So far, only a few of us had been allowed into the...

Here’s what I’ve been thinking about the swine flu pandemic

Look, it sounds like the government is trying to tell us that we are protected, that we’re supposed to be safe and all these scary viruses can’t happen to us. I’m not buying it....

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...

It all started when my father called me and wanted me to go to the police department with him to file an official complaint...

A couple of days after my father called me and wanted me to go to the police department with him to file an official complaint about someone who killed his dog so he could...

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...

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...

A few years ago I received a dream catcher in the post

“Well, that is nice-nice. But how do you explain this?” I asked myself as I gazed at the strange tiny object in my hand, as if it was the one that could not, but...

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...

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The Empress is taken to the Underworld Court by the King, and she is shown to an underground house

“What is this place?” she asks herself as she sees that the streets inside this underground house are paved with solid gold, and that the courtyard had a fountain, trees, and a garden built...

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...