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- Runner-Up in From Across the Room Challenge
If I Could Hold Anything in my Hand, it Would be a Real Faerie
These magical creatures have been my passport to another world–an enchanted land that watched me and waited. This promise lingered in my dreams, forever tattooed on the skin of my life. Meanwhile, the faerie folk mopped my tears.
- Second Place in SFS 3: Brown Paper Box Challenge
The PromiseSecond Place in SFS 3: Brown Paper Box Challenge
“Think about it,” Alex said one day. “They have offered me the big promotion. And you can work from anywhere. You’re portable.” He stretched his arms in front of her, palms open, shoulders hunched, defeat already tensing his features.
Murder on the Train
She sat opposite me without a word, her head turned towards the window, her eyes unblinking. Her stony expression almost veiled her fear. I joined her in gazing at the passing landscape, each of us gaining and offering comfort from this shared activity. The rhythmic whoosh of the train continued, oblivious to everything but its mission of heading forward.
From Nobody to Somebody
It perched on the mantelpiece, aloof, self-assured, and provocative. A seemingly harmless rectangle of card bearing its messages in sophisticated font and branding colours. Yet I felt the thud of my heart dropping to the floor each time I glanced in its direction. Too ashamed to respond, yet too frightened not to, I allowed the entire business of the invitation to consume me.