Trap

‘Is it a trap?’ They both looked at the orange in the middle of the path. Then they looked at it each other and shrugged simultaneously. Moving in the opposite direction, they circled the fruit. ‘It doesn't look like a trap,’ one of the sisters muttered. ‘No, it doesn't. But neither did the mango.’ The … Continue reading Trap

Hope

The phone rang. Despite the sharpness of the ringtone, resonating more urgently after each short break, it stayed unanswered. The high pitched sound was heard five times, ten times, up to 20 times before silence filled the house again. The imagined echoes of indignation, sparked by the ignored call, hung in the air. But contrary … Continue reading Hope

Stranger

'I have no time for this,' Nadec announced to the man laying at her feet, who looked around in confusion. 'I'm already past my deadline.' Her cat jumped from her shoulders, sniffing at the strangers' bare knees. Nadec grabbed her halberd from her back, once again praising herself for making the mechanism for shortening its … Continue reading Stranger