The Collector

Kevin was a collector. It had started when he was 7. His friends had amassed an impressive stack of baseball cards and whilst Kevin wasn’t sporty, the thought of collecting excited him. Not wanting to become a sheep, Kevin chose his own road. It was unusual to collect discarded cigarette butts, sure, but to Kevin, […]

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The wooly tale of Dennis Snugtop

Dennis Snugtop wore the snazziest knitwear known to man. He was never happier than when the days grew shorter and the air turned colder. Whether he was sporting a cardigan, tank top, sweater or scarf, Dennis could be spotted a mile off. “There goes Dennis,” people would say to other people that were unfamiliar with […]

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Silenced

Ubinox was patient. Ubinox was smart. Ubinox was lithe, agile and keen. High above the Grand Hall she waited; fingers and toes gripping the light fittings as she sank silently into nothingness. Shadows stretched across the empty room as the wise old grandfather clock, standing as it always had by the ornate double doors, beat […]

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Sam rests his case

“What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Sam had often thought about the words his grandmother used to whisper to him, time and time again – often whilst he’d lay with his head upon her lap as she ran her frail fingers through his scraggly mop of blonde hair. Many […]

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“Gah!”

“What is it?” “What do you mean, ‘what is it?’ Don’t you like it?” “It’s… well, I mean it’s, erm… it’s unusual.” “You don’t like it.” “No, no. No I mean, I didn’t say that. It’s just… different is all.” “You hate it. I should have known.” “I don’t hate it. But I don’t not […]

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