The Smellgasm

“Look, he’s going to do it.” “He is! He is!” “Oh god! He’s doing it! He’s doing it!” And exploding through his nose was a million scents, smells and fragrances.  Every single one of them was simultaneously exploding in his head. There was cut grass and metallic oil mixing with baking[…]

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Through Timeless Eyes

The old Egyptian woman stood still in the gloomy chamber. She was leaning heavily on a meticulously carved staff ending in a cow’s head topped by a plume. Gold inlay spiralled around the staff, like little rivers of sunlight flickering in the candlelight as she gazed up at the statue.[…]

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The Life of Clouds

Floating with no responsibilities, he thought as he looked up at the clouds drifting lazily by, that is true freedom. He was lying on a warm beach. His fishing rod was pegged next to him with its line reaching out into the calm waters. But this did not last forever. He grew[…]

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Gaming the Genie

“Three wishes?” “Yes, Master, you have three wishes. You own the lamp, yes?” “Yes, I do.” “And you rubbed the lamp, yes?” “Yes, while I was cleaning–it was my great grandfathers, he was famous, but had a horrible–” “And so I am your Genie, you are my Master, and you[…]

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Go Fetch!

Throw it… Come on, just throw it! Wait, wait, wait… He’s gonna throw it now. Now. Now…  Now! He threw it! He threw it! He threw it! Oh, wow, what a shot! Go! Go! Go! Come on, come on, I almost got it. Almost got it. Almost. Almost. Wait… And…[…]

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Elephant Eyes

The great bull elephant stands majestically in the hot African sun. Crackling, buzzing bush surrounds it as a ragged mountain range fills the backdrop beyond the dry vegetation and the rolling savanna. Slowly the gigantic beast lifts its head and its thick trunk snakes out to delicately curl around the[…]

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Criminal Stuck Record

“I didn’t. Did you?” “No, I thought you did–” “Well, I didn’t because I thought you did.” “Well, I didn’t either, so we’re fucked.” “Fuck!” “It’s no use now. Seriously, what are we going to do? We only had this single window to slip in here before they moved the[…]

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Running

The gravel crunched under his feet as he ran. Each impact was heavier than the last. His breath came in desperate, reaching gasps that roared in his ears. The air felt like fire in his lungs. Despite each breath filling them to capacity, his lungs felt empty of oxygen and filled[…]

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