I swam frantically towards the abandoned boat, determined to be captain, but a forceful shove from a big-boned assailant thwarted my claim to the tiny, inflatable dinghy.
My dismay dissipated when it capsized, catapulting him into the gaggle of sharp-tongued grannies whose lackadaisical lengths he’d disturbed.
Victory was chlorine flavoured.
Fee Johnstone is a managing editor of a medical journal who favours cats, craft beer, and cheese over most other things.
Riding astride his crimson unicorn, Alexander slayed robots and ninjas as he crossed the bridge. In the distance the daikaiju terrorizing the city breathed fire on a skyscraper, incinerating it almost immediately. UFOs filled the sky.
Alexander held his sword high and smiled. “Today is a good day,” he said.
Daniel Slaten writes short stories and poetry in small notebooks and on sticky notes.
May is the first month you start to feel summer. Sunshine. There’s just the threat of rain starting now and then.
A bit of wind through the lace curtains. And the little girl’s doll prepares for Wedding Day. Lavender is all around.
Afterwards, the little girl wishes she were elsewhere.
Ana Drobot is from Bucharest, Romania. She graduated from Bucharest University, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature. She was awarded a PhD Degree for her thesis Virginia Woolf and Graham Swift: The Lyrical Novel, in March 2014.