Tag: 2021-Micro-04

Lights Out

Lights Out

Approaching next stop, I slowed down the school bus. Alice, one of my 4-year old kindergarten passengers, lived in a beautiful country house, surrounded by vast, green fields. While opening the door, I saw some sheep and a llama grazing nearby. I smiled at Alice and asked her, “Are those your animals?” The happy light […]

Spotlight

Spotlight

“It’s time,” they say. I’m shepherded along a gloomy corridor and pushed through a door, which closes behind me, so no escape there. Trembling with fear, I try to hide, but a roaming spotlight seeks me out as if tracking down a prison camp fugitive. It fixes on me, inquisition-like, bright, blinding me from seeing […]

Underworld

Underworld

She raced with her friends. Turning and spinning, she was having fun. They were all around her in their distinct sizes. Much to her chagrin, she could see a reflection of different colours of light. She shot up to take a clear view of the display. It was breathtaking. She was lost in the view. […]

Sunbeams and Rainbows

Sunbeams and Rainbows

Dewy diamonds dance on cobwebs as I push past branches. The woodland is alive with birdsong; piping, twittering, cooing and the sudden, startling ‘tchack’ of the jackdaw. Minnows flit through the shallows at the river’s edge, working upriver against the flow of water, occasionally disappearing amongst swaying algae fronds.  I hear the soothing rush of […]

ELE

ELE

“Wake up! If we’re not on that transport and out of Earth’s atmosphere before that hits, we won’t survive the shockwave.” “Huh?” Confused, I rub my eyes, squinting in the dim light. Following the direction of his finger, my eyes widen at the large object partially eclipsing the sun. Leaping to my feet, I stumble […]

New Eyes

New Eyes

Mild make-up. Lovely shades of colours. She glowed under the sun’s light. She looked like an angel walking down the lane.“Wow! You look stunningly beautiful, “ Janelle exclaimed. “What’s behind the new you?” she asked. Beaming, Kerry answered,” I had a dream. I saw myself standing in front of a mirror. I saw a different […]

Witchy Resolutions

Witchy Resolutions

“Well, that’s it,” said Whizzbang, “Another year over, a new one begins. You make resolutions?” Mab’s face lit with a dreamy smile  “Oh, yes,” she crooned, “The very best was back in nineteen sixty-nine.” “Oh? Pray tell,” said Whizzbang. “Well, did you ever hear of the blues singer, Eddie Quicksilver?” “Wasn’t he that singer who […]

Mark the Music

Mark the Music

The curtain rises. A solitary cello sits center stage, warm wood glowing with light from the depths of its elegant body. We rustle and murmur, then gradually quieten. The beloved master enters, seats himself, begins to play. Sound pours over us like liquid sunlight, like molten gold. Our collective gasp mingles with the music. We […]

An Eye-Opener

An Eye-Opener

”It’s the only key there is!” he was warned. “Be very careful!”And yet, after a long walk along the lazy, meandering river, it was mysteriously gone. Immediately, he turned around, retracing his steps. Nothing! Back again. And then again. It was getting late and panic was dancing over the darkening water. When the time came […]

Healing Way

Healing Way

Loretta got up from bed earlier than she used to. She went to her son’s room, opened the windows and pulled back the curtains allowing the sun’s light free entry. Nothing had changed. Seth had gone swimming with some friends. He dived in displaying his stunts to the applause of his friends. Minutes passed, he […]

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