The mocking words of an exam paper

He walks in, calming breaths easing his nerves. The student follows his friends, stealing glances to see half smiles not quite reaching their eyes as they sit in the meticulous rows. The boy sits, he does not need to fear, he is ready for – “Well hello there clammy,” a mocking voice said. The boy looks…

A dog plus a sandy beach… what could go wrong?

Dog: Let me off the lead. Sarah: I don’t trust you, dog. Dog: Let me off the lead. Lucy: Don’t trust him… looks at those eyes, their eyes of a misbehaver. Dog: I’ll be good, let me off the lead. Rachel: Guys let him off! He will be good look at him! Rachel begins to snuggle…

All hail the baby artist!

“Oh isn’t that amazing,” Sal whispered. “Do you see the brush strokes? So fine and delicate except for here, right here, you can see that the artist has poured her anger into this one, giant stroke.” Jasper replied, using his hands to gesture at the painting. “Absolutely marvellous, this artist is a paragon!” Sal screamed,…

Hook piercing her skin, a mermaids call

She longed for them, craving company to ease her eternity of loneliness. Their ships always caused a stir, creating vast waves that rocked her perch, chipped wood pinching at her scales. The litter of man embedded in her body. Yet still, she smiled as a new ship came into view. She watched the wooden vessel…

Crips vs siblings, let the fight begin!

“It’s mine,” she wheezed, breath coming fast as she tugged on the packet. “I believe you are misinformed, this particular packet is mine.” He said, pulling at the treat. “Give me the stupid – ” she started, a scream escaping her lips before she fell to the floor with a thud. The sound of the plastic…

Hush woman! Take your hormones out of the office

“This is your workplace!” He screamed, letting his voice carry until all the smirking eye’s turned to watch her. He carried on yelling,  “stop being so brassy and take your hormones to the bathroom.” A hushed laughter fell across the room, bouncing from desk to desk until the mocking tune surrounded her. “I only asked when…

Insulting a new born baby

“It looks like a potato,” the man said. Sally clenched her jaw tightly shut, grinding her teeth with each syllable that came out from the man’s idiotic mouth. “A potato?” She asked sweetly. “Well, not a fresh dug up potato. More like… a jacket potato! It has bumps and all that shit,” he finished, a…

The rising of the dead

Oh dear, he thought, his mind racing. Detangling his arm once again, he managed to squeeze it up to gingerly knock on the wood. No reply, he tried again with the same response. “Did you hear that?” Sally asked. “What?” Chris replied. Sally was sure she heard a faint knocking noise, moving closer to the…

A room of masks

A dark room stands before you. It smells sweet, sickly sweet as if someone had poured sugar in every crevice to disguise the hidden, rotten contents. Shelves line the walls, dim lights above them to flaunt their wares. You walk in. They call so sweetly to you. Slowly, you edge closer, a shelf singing to…