The Umbrella

The Umbrella (175 Words) She had carried the umbrella since she was a girl. Sunshine and rain, there was the umbrella in her hand like a gentleman’s cane. And walking in a moonlight garden with her sister, there was the umbrella spread as always. Angie hadn’t seen her sister in ten years. Both of themContinue reading “The Umbrella”

Nice Human

There was a sudden thump. A human silhouette was plastered against the steaming shower door. Snoggle raised his head wearily, letting his fingers splay on the tile floor. The water ran little rivers down his angular back. “I told you,” he said. “You can’t scare me.” There was an audible sigh. The silhouette slumped. “It’sContinue reading “Nice Human”

One Last Loop

One Last Loop (185 Words)   Jane stood on the sidewalk outside her apartment. The morning air was humid, warming. It felt strange to be standing there. But after everything that had happened she had no choice but to go. It had been quite the adventure and the revelation of a dragon living in theContinue reading “One Last Loop”

City Mouse

City Mouse (177 Words) “I don’t like it,” said Nibbles. “It looks like a snake.” “Oh, come on!” Flip raced towards the escalator, his whiskers trembling with excitement. “Everyone does it. Look at that woman. And she only has two legs to her, too. I don’t know how the human-folk balance.” “They’re very big,” saidContinue reading “City Mouse”

Silver Shells and Beads

Silver Shells and Beads (365 Words) His cousins were visiting. Tommy knew he should like it when his cousins visited, but they were a little older than him and always treated him like a baby. So when his parents and their parents went to the beach, Tommy spent most of his time playing in theContinue reading “Silver Shells and Beads”

Sea Monster

Sea Monster (132 Words) Supposing it was a sea monster. Billy and Brian insisted that it was. I thought there was a mechanical touch to it myself. “Well go on,” I said. “See what it is.” They looked around the bench, glaring at me. “It could eat us, silly,” pointed out Brian, always the logicalContinue reading “Sea Monster”

Falling Forwards

Falling Forwards (1267 Words) But oh, what joy to see him! To find him, alive! I could not stop but embraced him. Rupert patted my back with light affection. I was surprised, cavalier as he was in nature, that he did not withdraw entirely. “Thank God,” I said, “thank God!” “Steady on,” said Rupert, theContinue reading “Falling Forwards”

Martians Walking the Moon

Martians Walking the Moon (113 Words) The most common assumptions about aliens are that they are somehow our intellectual superiors. Most imagine a new race of beings with superior technological skill or medical superiority. But then again, there are others who imagine aliens are, if not our intellectual peers, perhaps more primitive than us. ThereContinue reading “Martians Walking the Moon”