Grandpa’s Place

There was nothing in the hallway. And Jasmine felt on the edge of herself somehow, extraordinarily sharp. Several times that night she had been woken by her grandmother's dog barking outside, and she felt in the near pitch black the margins of her wakeness, of the room's thereness raise several octaves; the ambient light, the [...]


Miranda's grandfather thought the world of her. She had been the first person the hospital had called when he was admitted. It had been snowing, a constant wind wrapped around the city like a coil, changing things, energising things, sending normal people mad. Christmas felt unreal. Miranda had just left in a hurry to the [...]

The Iguana

Lucy paused at the base of the stairs. She had heard her mother call. “Don't,” said Jacob. “She's not there.” Jacob's pet iguana had escaped, and they were looking for it. “It might be up there,” said Lucy, gazing up, then back at Jacob, down the hall. “He's not, he can't climb the stairs, it's [...]