16. The Gulls

Another urban paranormal tale… *  *  *  *  * Seagulls normally flew ashore when there was a storm at sea, but that morning was fine and sunny. As Ed walked across the square in front of Circular Quay, he was amazed by the number of crisp white wings fluttering in the sky and then soaringContinue reading “16. The Gulls”

14. Time Travel

This week, a lighthearted tale… *  *  *  *  * “Do you want a seat?” the guy sitting by the bus window asked. “Sure,” Janey had been happy to stand, but now she saw the seat was free. The guy moved over and she perched next to him. He had a slide phone. Janey hadn’tContinue reading “14. Time Travel”

13. The Underworld

This week a short urban supernatural story….! The boy was taller than the other people walking through the tunnels to the railway, and moved with a swagger that set him apart from the crowd. His hair was black as a raven. His coat was long and slightly dirty, although he did not look homeless. HisContinue reading “13. The Underworld”

12. The City behind the Fog

I’m back! Here is a flash fiction piece inspired by a thick fog we had a few weeks ago, when everything looked strange: * * * * * The fog on the 12th of August was the thickest ever seen in the city. The people woke to find their regular landmarks were all but gone,Continue reading “12. The City behind the Fog”

11. Off the Scale

  There are many invisible forces in the world, as real as the physical forms surrounding us. Some forces enhance life and some diminish it. Although held in balance, sometimes the forces can rush like a great tide, dousing the flames of hope and enthusiasm. These flows of energy are unnoticed by most people exceptContinue reading “11. Off the Scale”

10. Message from the Stars

  “It’s happening again Ma’am.” Jane Brown, head of the Pacific Ocean Space Monitoring Station, looked up to see Richard, her junior technician, in the doorway. The strain on the young scientist’s face was evident. It was only three months since the new telescope had become operational. They had not expected to pick up messagesContinue reading “10. Message from the Stars”

9. Nine Lives

  It is said that cats have nine lives. As Trixie, the black cat, peered over the rooftops below, she had a sinking feeling she may have used up all her lives already. She placed one paw in front of the other and edged along the wall. She had used up one life when she hadContinue reading “9. Nine Lives”

8. Decision Time

  Sometimes Dwayne felt like he lived his whole life behind the eighth ball. No matter how hard he worked, he never seemed to get anywhere with his writing. On a particularly grim and chill autumn morning, the reality of his situation hit hard. He was staring at eight rejection letters, the only response toContinue reading “8. Decision Time”

7. Goblin Cabs

“If you had the chance to change your life, would you?” It was a strange question to hear on a street corner and the guy who said it was a strange-looking guy. He wore jeans, a sweatshirt and grubby sneakers, but his eyes shone brightly and his expression was impish. “You don’t look so happyContinue reading “7. Goblin Cabs”

6. Monsters

  Six monsters lived in Lizzie’s closet. They looked a bit like the monsters in Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things are”, only smaller. When Lizzie was a kid, they would come out at night and sit on the window sill, or walk with her in the park, or just listen to her childish chatter.Continue reading “6. Monsters”