A gentle swell was breaking over the roof of a subway entrance. Seagulls soared on drafts between tall buildings, their reflections warped in the hole-pocked walls of grimy glass. The bird shrieks and the ocean's murmur had replaced the downtown hustle years ago, but now there were other sounds as well. Soft splashes, creaking of … Continue reading The Unfortunate Case of a Major Mood Disorder with Rather Prolonged and Truly Apocalyptic Consequences
Pick me, pick me! she screamed silently. The gorgeous lifeguard didn't. She sighed. The way he licked his lips while waiting in the line! He'd surely appreciate her curvy outlines. But no, he had to take one of those impish fork tarts with his fries. She was patient though. It was a busy day. People … Continue reading A Death Too Slow
Ancient oceans harboured the flocks of them, carpets of green and clouds of light and dust. Buried they were under a mountain's hem, sleep in the heat of darkness now they must. Ageless slumber and then the drills attack, coming to rape and leech the earth's entrails, boring deep holes with just a bit of … Continue reading Geological Thriller
Seagulls soared on drafts between the empty buildings. `Crap, it's low tide,' the thug in a frayed baseball cap said. `Just keep rowing, please,' the boss said. The bearded mute didn't say anything. As always. They navigated through shallows of abandoned cars. It'd only been few years since the polder dams let go in a … Continue reading Come Again?
Her name was Radhika, Radhika Jawkins. No one had ever used her first name, though. As a matter of fact, no one had ever dared to speak to her at all. If they did, they'd probably use Miss Jawkins. But there would still be the other names, compulsively popping up in the mind of anyone … Continue reading Backfire (version 0.1.0)