Stories tagged “sphere”

  • Wind in the power-lines

    The child lay still, awake but mostly divorced from space and time, on a couch in the centre of a sphere. It was dark at the moment, the only sound that reached her ears was the rising, falling hum of wind in power-lines. Sensors stroked and probed her...

    • Author: ethelthefrog
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Balls. Lots of balls.

    The windows went on forever. From the floor, seemingly up to the sky, marching forwards for at least a hundred metres. The late afternoon sun streamed in, bringing the verdant green of the grass to life even against the polished black marble of the roo...

    • Author: ethelthefrog
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Another ball, smaller this time

    Without really meaning to, Frank Delaney walked into Charlotte’s room without knocking. The scene that met his eyes was, at first, surprising then, as he realised more, poured ice down his spine. Katie was lying on his daughter’s bed, skirt...

    • Author: ethelthefrog
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Charlotte's room. Night time.

    It was late. Katie lay on a low inflatable mattress, in borrowed night-clothes, staring up at the ceiling of Charlotte’s bedroom. “They took me there. They did stuff to me. In a big metal ball. You climb in and it hypnotises you and …...

    • Author: ethelthefrog
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5