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The Hourglass

The Hourglass

The hourglass sat upon the mantelpiece reflecting the blue moonlight that trickled across the room. The sand within it was a contrasting red, which dropped a grain occasionally to the base. It was almost finished, maybe a handful of sand left to fall to the bottom. Since the first day it was taken into the […]

It’s Time

It’s Time

The first message came when the world was hurting, swirling out of control. A pale green envelope, bordered in dark teal, addressed by hand. The contents read,“If not now, when?” Very different from my usual mail. Who sent it? A few days later, robins-egg blue edged in red.“If not here, where?” Hope flickered. The sun […]

Only Time Will Tell

Only Time Will Tell

The radar’s bright, blinking dot was becoming brighter and blinkier. It’s close. The chasing T-Rex violently roared. Suddenly, the radar vibrated and wailed. There! Crouching down, the man pushed a pebble until the radar blinked: Timeline Balanced. “Take me to July 24th, 2020.” T-Rex lunged with its snapping jaw, but he was gone. Opening his […]

Step by Step

Step by Step

I backpacked for exactly one year, travelling the world, seeing all the sights I’d dreamed about, sending Maddie postcards from every location, especially the gardens. She loved flowers, Maddie, the girl next door, but it wasn’t until I strolled through Dutch tulip fields that I realised I no longer felt neighbourly toward her; no, I […]

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