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The door to my heart

The door to my heart

Natalie breathed in deeply, filling her lungs with air as she broke the surface, grabbed hold of the edge of the pool and hung there for a while. “Hmm,” she sighed contentedly while the film of water on her face dispersed into droplets that trickled downwards into the...

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The day everything changed

The day everything changed

Angry storm clouds in dark shades of grey and green thundered across the sky, casting a shadow over the land. Oblivious to what was going on above him, Brendan carried on walking slowly yet determinedly towards his goal: a haunted place from the past. He did not even...

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Cast your fate to the wind

Cast your fate to the wind

Soraya had only been riding for an hour and already she was beginning to regret her spur-of-the-moment-decision to run away from home. At the same time, she knew that the only other option had been to stay and be wed the next day when she turned sixteen, to a man...

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Long have I journeyed

Long have I journeyed

Long have I journeyed. To the end of the Universe and back. From the beginning of time and throughout the ages into the present. The coming and going of many seasons have I witnessed. Much have I seen and heard. Many feelings have I felt, scents have I smelled,...

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When the water settles

When the water settles

Oblivious of the early morning birdsong all around him, Aumaumer trudged gloomily along the trail that led to the swamp just outside the small town where he lived. He was still absorbed by the remnants of the dream that he had had less than an hour ago. And, in the...

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Hiding places

Hiding places

Golden sunrays made their way through the canopy of the Brazilian rainforest near the little house where Desidéria lived. Of all the moments every day had to offer, Desidéria loved the early morning time most, as everything still felt pure and fresh then. She also...

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