An overworked Genie

“No,” she replied. “Excuse me?” “Not today!” Her vibrantly deep, blue body¬†disappeared into the lamp by magic. “Get out of there!” He screamed, throwing the golden object up and down like a ball. “Fine!” Just her face popped out, “what do you want now!” “Want?” He replied, face turning a beautiful plum colour. “I want…

A young witch vs a monster of goop!

The class was silent. There was only the hushed swish of paper, the grinding of pens, and the booming, racing pulses of the nervous students as they – “HELP!” Sal bellowed, running into the room. Everyone turned, their shocked expressions staring her up and down. “Miss Elbony,¬†we are in the middle of an exam!” The…

War of the puppies

“Oh how adorable, is he yours?” She asked, her words chipped as if she was restless to spit them out. “Yes… Is that yours?” Sam replied, just as sharply. The woman smiled, “Oh yes, this is little Fluffy!” The name made Sam gag, her whole body shivering. “What a… Unique name,” Sam managed to respond….

A blanket woven from mother earth

A blanket of leafy green With puddles of rippling blue, The water glimmering in the orange light Feilds shimmering with due. The giant sheet undulates Smothering the world in life, Cutting, snipping and sewing She cuts with her unbending knife. Mother earth has grown tired The life she created gorging on her embrace, Nibbling away…

A mane that emits desperation

“Please!” She begged. “No,” I replied. “Just this once!” “Never.” “I have no other choice, you’re the only one who can do it!” I sighed, my body deflating with the realisation that yes, I was her only option. “Fine,” I grab the brush from her hand, “but this is the last time.” She squeals, sitting…

A stealing cat

Lucy felt a shiver, her body convulsing with a sense of knowledge. “Sammy… Something doesn’t feel right,” she announced. “What do you mean?” Sammy asked, looking around but seeing no issue. The house was quiet, too quiet. “Where did you put the turkey?” Lucy asked her sister. “In the porch, with all the rest of…

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…