A cocky wizard

“I know what I’m doing,” she whispered to Kim. Her friend raised an eyebrow, “sure you do,” she muttered. “I do!” Chloe bellowed, picking up the wand with confidence. It was heavier than expected, the crevices in the wood gripping her skin. “Chloe… Please say you’re seeing this?” “What,” Chloe spun around, not seeing the…

The dead are rising

“Mum, why are they so loud?” Kal asked his mother, eyes tearing with giant marble tears. She sighed, “who?” “The crowds!” Kal screamed, hands over his ears. “It is the middle of the night Kal, there is no noise outside!” She opened the curtains, surveying their front garden. Nothing, not one person walking their street….

The disturbing present from a child

“What is this?” “A present!” She screamed, pushing the bundle into his hands. “A… Present?” He looked down at her tiny form, her large eyes appearing as shattered crystals. “Yes!” The child sounded much too eager. “Are presents usually this gooey?” He asked, “and cold?” She nodded enthusiastically, “only the best ones are.” With a…

A summoning of bone and fire

“Don’t be a wuss!” Mary spat towards Chloe, her eyes shooting daggers at the young mage. “I’m not a wuss!” Chloe said, refusing her friend’s mean statement. “Prove it then and do it!” “Fine!” She screamed, her magic a soaring flame around her. Red and orange blended into the air to create crackling sparks. They flickered in the…

The arrogance of a feline

“What is that… Thing?” Henry shuddered, disgusted. “That?” Suki asked, looking down to see what Henry was referring to. “Oh, you mean him?” “What else would I be referring to?” He spat back. She hissed, then whispered, “I believe that is our new companion.” “It’s… Shaggy?” He took a moment, surveying the intruder. “And not to…

The lord of the house

“He’s coming!” Sal bellowed, running into the living room. She stared at her sister, both sharing a look of fear. “He followed you Sal!” Chloe screamed, jumping up, onto the sofa. “It followed me, IT!” “Well hello, ladies,” it whispered, smoothly entering the room. “Hell no,” Sal shouted, joining her sister on the sofa. They…

A cunning brother

Anna shivered. She heard a hushed whisper, a broken laugh then the clatter of cutlery. No! It couldn’t be. “Jake I swear if you’ve touched them!” She ran, pelting it down the stairs so quickly she should have fallen. “You snooze you lose!” He roared in a battle cry, escaping her clutches and flying through the…

Those sad puppy eyes

“What do you want?” She asked, looking into his sad eyes. There was no reply… there never was. “What!” She bellowed, running into the living room. He followed her, his panting echoing around the vast house. “Leave me alone!” With a growl, he refused, jumping onto the sofa. “No!” He fell on top of her,…

A cat and his pet human

“Excuse me?” The cat ignored her, pawing her legs with his sharp claws. “I said excuse me!” “Excuse nothing human, these legs are wasted at anything other than being my personal scratching post.” He replied. A few minutes later he sat on her chest, eyes staring straight into her soul. “Do you mind?” “Mind what?…