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The shoes

The boy sits on the steps outside the front door and pretends that he is not waiting. He does not lift his head to stare out at the street, but keeps his eyes on the grey paving slabs at his feet. He knows that what you wait for only comes when you are not waiting. The surface of the pavement is the most boring thing in the world to look at. But if he manages to lose himself in the greyness, and forget that he is waiting, then his brother’s shoes will surely appear right in front of him. Continue reading “The shoes”

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An Unlikely Encounter

This post is written in response to this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: That’s Absurd. The challenge asks us us to incorporate something absurd or surreal into our post.  Continue reading “An Unlikely Encounter”

On an autumn evening

 This post is written in response to this Week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: the Difference Point of View Makes. The challenge is to tell the same story from two or more unique perspectives. Continue reading “On an autumn evening”

Leaving

This post was written in response to this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Backward, where we were asked to tell a story beginning with the end. Continue reading “Leaving”

Kayla is waiting

This post is written is response to this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: 1,000 Words. The challenge is not to write a thousand words but to imagine a story behind this picture. Continue reading “Kayla is waiting”

An unlikely love

This post is written in response to this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Love in the 21st century. I imagined two people who 100 years ago would have had a very small chance of getting to know each other… Continue reading “An unlikely love”

The Transformation

This post was written in response to this week’s Creative Writing Challenge: Metamorphosis, which asked to “tell us the tale of a human-animal transformation”. Continue reading “The Transformation”

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