The Mansions were tucked under one of the fine hairs on the girl’s cheek. They started pushing into the hair, moving cells aside, hollowing out the middle, forming holes spiralling up its length like windows in a tower. While they worked, they listened to the girl and the woman. The pair had been walking forContinue reading “40 – Flat Hunting (part 2)”
The light from the hallway cast a bar that fell on Mandy in the chair beside Anna’s bed. Anna had fallen asleep, a strawberry bootlace hung, halfway eaten, from her mouth. She snored like a bison. On the cushioned stool in front of the dresser Mr Vance slumped, his chin on his chest, drool cobwebbed his beard.
“Adjure te, spiritus nequissime, per Deum omnipotentem!” Corporal Kevin White boomed, pointing a finger at Anna in her bed and flicking water from a small vial in her direction.
Mr Vance burst through the front door like the wrath of the Boomer generation.
In the surgery car park, a cute cream scooter was parked next to Mandy’s purple Toyota. Leaning against it was a diminutive young woman in a bright yellow raincoat, swiping through something on her phone. She had short, messy red hair and a perky demeanour, as if she were on a lunchbreak from being aContinue reading “34 – Bad Influence (part 4)”
Young Lord Baradirk Glem stood with the toes of his boots peeking out over the lip of the cliff. The sky was a vast slab of slate. Beyond the edge of the precipice swayed the tips of grass stems in their millions.
It’s beautiful, it’s petrifying, it’s practically a weapon in itself. It’s as if she’s been designed by angels specifically to mess up August Florend’s day
I’m running again. I seem to be doing an awful lot of this lately. You’d think I’d be fitter. The cobbles slap under my feet, stinging them, buildings wobble by on either side of us. Some are on fire and being buzzed and soaked by clouds and dirigibles. I hear the anguished howls of Florend’sContinue reading “23”
Well, that’s ominous.
I think I’ve mastered the art of sneaking while walking. Sneak-walking. Go me.