There was a break-in at my house. My computer was stolen. I had informed the police and they were on their way. I was surveying the house, trying to figure out what else was stolen when a tall blonde man in a black suit entered through my broken door. "Mr Hastings?" he asked. I replied … Continue reading Lifetime Warranty?
The Demon King slept on his grand throne. It wasn't kingly behaviour to do so, not for humans, but for demons, it was fairly appropriate. He awoke when the faint hum of human voices reached him. The smell of their tender flesh making him salivate. "Who is it that knocks?" he asked the crystal ball … Continue reading (Dis)Honoring the traditions
Lurking in my shadow, it follows me. A black thing, amorphous, and ghastly. Having such a thing follow you, one might think, isn't ideal. But it is. The shadow-lurker has always protected me. It caught me in a wide net of shadows when I fell from the roof of my house. It spooked the mad … Continue reading The Shadow-Lurker
Moxley sat at his computer, his hair frazzled, his beard long, his clothes caked with dirt, and his eyes red and restless. The keys clattered under the force of his crazy fingers. Lines of code appeared on the computer screen, lines upon lines upon lines, green text over a black background. A crooked smile appeared … Continue reading The Game
In the light that burst through the clouds, an Angel descended upon the fountain in Hyde Park. The luminous, sparkling angel stood out in the dusk. Stood out from the other creatures of the night that readied themselves to fly in the night sky. The Angel creased its perfect shimmering brow. It moved its head … Continue reading The Sermon
"Where's Corleone?" One wrinkled old face asked.
It started when Bill Gates suggested that lazy people were the most creative. Maybe Bill Gates actually said it. Maybe it was attributed to him by some lazy motivational speaker. It didn't matter. What mattered was that humanity had to choose a new hero for the next millennia, and the person they wanted to choose … Continue reading Ladville’s Laziest
A knight ran across the length of the capital city of Essex fully clad in armour to the king's palace. The townsfolk thought that he had gone raving mad, and when the king heard the knight's story, he thought the same. "Is this really true? Can I trust you on this?" "I swear upon the … Continue reading Metal Ogres
There was a buzz of excitement in the dragon's lair. A large number of humans dressed in puffy white jackets and thick black trousers were gathered around the sleeping dragon. A man in an orange suit, wearing a helmet, and protective goggles, used a long metal rod to poke the silver dragon. The dragon stirred. … Continue reading New Treasures
"I love these," Betty said, pointing to the cupcakes in the pastry display. "You make them better than anyone else. What's your secret?" "The secret is love," Ronald said and smiled. "I never would've guessed." "I know. It is cliche, but it's the truth." "Love, huh. Well, I'd like six of these," Betty said, pointing … Continue reading The Secret Ingredient