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Now Boarding

Now Boarding

She’d never liked flying. Disliked airports, and their false cheer and grinding processes. Hated being stuffed inside a metal tube hurtling through the sky. If she had her way, Mom, Dad, and the cats would be within walking distance. ‘Good morning,’ the flight attendant smiled. She handed him the ticket nestled inside her passport. Removing […]

My Adobe Home

My Adobe Home

“The storm is here, the storm is here…” My grandfather scurried, warning the villagers to protect their belongings, before we were hammered by intense winds and horizontal rains. Dark, stormy night; the rain fell continuously, except slowed at a few intervals, by a violent gust of wind, strengthening to 150 kilometers an hour, which swept […]

Homecoming

Homecoming

The scents of rose and lavender float on the breeze. I frown. Where… who am I? I look towards a grey stone house, sadness oozing from every stone. It’s inviting me towards it. Bathed in the rich orange glow of the late evening sunset, its warmth beckons me forward. Is this my home? My footsteps […]

Molly and the Dragon

Molly and the Dragon

Molly has a shield. Molly has a sword. Molly has a helmet to protect her from the dragon. Her silver shield is so shiny and bright that it can cut a path of light through any darkness. Her sword is always by her side, sharpened and sheathed, ready to pull out if the dragon turns […]

A Sojourner

A Sojourner

A flowing river has no home, only a birthing where small rivulets emerge from the ground then join with others on a slow journey to an end where the river waters inevitably combine with all the waters of the world. In between, along its journey, it flows and searches, seeking a place to rest. There, […]

The Rundown Rental

The Rundown Rental

Jack dreamed of a home. Other people had them; talked about them; bragged about them. Every advertisement he watched invited you home to a warm fire, a scrumptious meal or a cosy bed. There were so many possibilities to turn your house into a home. The trouble was that you needed a house first, Jack […]

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