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Joined June 2009 and calls That Reminds Me home.

65 stories, 5 challenges, 109 comments, and 5 friends

Part-time human, always trying for a twist.
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Stories

  1. Under the water, above the stars

    He stood in the hotel gardens that night, with the sound of Spanish guitar floating around him; the occasional laugh or cough rising above the clatter of cutlery on the plates of the diners under the restaurant trellises. Tipping his head back, he watc...

  2. Eyelashes

    She smiled at him – a satisfied, knowing smile. He blushed inside, knowing that he’d said the right thing, and the firey coals flared bright inside. In the past he’d said stupid things, and watched her grimace – intelligent thin...

  3. Remember to Forget

    I forgot how to love for a while – something you think you have no control over is swept away as a defence, barred at the gates, not allowed to enter. Sitting, staring deep into eyes full of crystals, I remembered again, and forgot everything. Af...

  4. Machine Twin (Mature)

  5. Total Immersion

    Alarm bells ringing, smelling molten metal yielded under plasma fire, I shunt my way across the deck – nervous that my movements leave ripples in the smoke. Signals fly into my headset – commands, instructions, shouts and screams of pain fr...

  6. Rude Limerick Failure

    There once was a girl from Vermont, who had an extraordinary duck. She hugged it a bit, and out came some eggs, and an instructional video on the Karma Sutra.

  7. House no. 1427

    The door to the cottage was open, but without any sign of a forced entry. He stepped lightly down the overgrown garden path to the front door, and called out, just loud enough for anyone inside to hear him. He waited a minute, but only silence came. He...

  8. A Matter of Scale

    It roared, sending shockwaves rumbling through the air. Turning, it stomped its feet down hard as it lumbered over the forest, snapping trees like twigs. Gripped with fear, Mark began to run for cover as a giant foot stepped down out of the sky, intent...

  9. Vortices

    He stood on the surface of the rough, desert planet; small vortices of sand, like ghosts, swirling and drifting around the ankles of his suit. He stared up at the sky, the familiar stars of home in unfamiliar constellations sparkling back at him, and t...

  10. Elvis has left the building, and entered my mind

    It was an ordinary day until Elvis robbed me of my internal monologue, replacing it with his own. It confused me a little and left me feeling all shook up inside. Slipping on my shoes (blue, suede trimmed affairs) I left the small hotel in Heartbreak, ...

  11. Writers Block Haiku (LoA?)

    Stuck for a story? Don’t know which challenge fits? Time to write comments!

  12. Mer-made

    She gagged – retching as she doubled over, blood-stained vomit pouring out of her over the beach. Shaking, she purged again and again until all that was left were dry spasms of pain. She grabbed at her stomach, feeling the small gobbet of fish sh...

  13. Fringe of the Festival

    She woke up, shivering, the cold wind blowing her newspaper bedsheets around, sapping her last ounce of warmth. She staggered up from the doorway, shaking leaves from her hair, and wrinkled her nose at the stale smell of sweat and urine that emanated f...

  14. The Sea, my Lover

    Waves roll me over, wind ruffles my hair, the sun kisses my skin. Dolphins slip-slide sleekly through the waters. Birds circle overhead, and dive into the cool sea. The sails, like sheets, fold around me, like a long-lost lover re-found. I try to hold ...

  15. Frankness

    I sat on the park bench two weeks ago, with the crusts of the stale loaf I’d taken from the kitchen – feeding it to the pigeons that hopped and pecked at my feet – hungry but nervous. She had come and sat next to me – smelling l...

  16. Road Trip

    I am speeding down the highway, in my motor: I should mention there’s a dragon in the tailpipe, and the devil’s in the engine. Reclining in my bucket seat, the roads a’flying by, and the hills and woods are looming; up above, a starry...

  17. Clowns and Kittens

    It was the best ever birthday party! She wore her new cream dress from her Aunty, with lace and brocade and real pearls on the cuffs, and the shiny silver tiara from her father – “A proper crown for a proper princess” he had said. Bes...

  18. Strike out for Land

    The hazy heat of the morning sun woke her, the pain of her sunburn shaking her back to her senses. She thrashed about for a few seconds, before realising where she was. She smiled, glad to still be alive, cracking the crusted salt around her lips, tear...

  19. C6H12O6

    The battle rages on behind closed doors. This shaking, feeble cage I’m trapped within, turns me over – inside and out. Turn down the volume, turn up the fears. Eat, and seek relief: close the blinds, and ignore the darkness. Emerge like a b...

  20. Hidden Tears

    I cried that night, in long, bawling sobs; tears streaming down my face and soaking deep into my pillow. I cried myself to sleep, til each gasping breath scratched deep in my throat, and no more of the pain could flow from my eyes. In the morning, I wo...

  21. They Know

    He ducked back inside quickly – the sound of sirens wailing off into the distance. It had been three days since he’d discovered the awful truth – that they knew about his operations, his little schemes; and were coming to get him. He ...

  22. I'm here all week (Mature)

  23. Tales by the Firelight

    “Then I would be most grateful if you could tell me…” The knocking took all their eyes off Elam and over to the corner door. Elam put the old battered book down, accompanied by sighs from the children at his feet, lifting himself out ...

  24. River Voices

    I sat by the river casting my line into the deep blue waters and listened to the song of the summer birds. A small bumblebee, aimlessly buzzing along the riverbank happened to alight upon my shoulder. I have no bother with bees, and I had no plans to g...

  25. High Tide

    The gently ebbing current drew down to the depths, where the scuttling creatures feasted methodically in the darkness. Our bodies were never found.

  26. First Flight

    In flight the wings are linked together by a series of hooks; they can beat 250 times per second and achieve a speed of 18 miles per hour. Sarah wasn’t sure – she put the capsule back on the shelf and wandered up and down the aisles aimless...

  27. Under the stars (Mature)

  28. Bank Robbery

    He revved the engine alarms and sirens rang out Scarper – its the fuzz!

  29. All the Good Ones

    “In the beginning there was nothing – only darkness.” No – too clich├ęd – too obvious. “Valuon, the giant squid, swam slowly through the infinite void.” Better – something for humans to get their head rou...

  30. Free Love (Mature)