희망 양 (Hope: Part three)

PART ONE, HERE | PART TWO, HERE | The cloud is no longer a cloud. It cannot remember floating though the house watching the family. It cannot remember crawling into the mother’s womb, nor dreaming of becoming a human child. It has returned to the world as flesh and blood; the newest member of a… Continue reading 희망 양 (Hope: Part three)

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희망 양 (Hope: Part two)

PART ONE, HERE | Fourteen days later, the woman woke feeling nauseous to find light spotting on the bedsheets. She found this suspicious as it was not that time of the month. Having been through this two times already, she was fairly certain what it meant, but knew she would just have to wait and… Continue reading 희망 양 (Hope: Part two)

희망 양 (Hope: Part one)

In a small-to-medium-sized city at the southern end of South Korea, in a small but well-appointed apartment, there lived a kind and generous woman, full of good intentions for her husband and two young children. The husband—a primary school teacher—was also very kind, and full of love towards his family. The children were especially well-behaved,… Continue reading 희망 양 (Hope: Part one)

The shadow of Rudolf Nureyev (Part 7: end)

PART 1, HERE | PART 2, HERE | PART 3, HERE | PART 4, HERE | PART 5, HERE | PART 6, HERE After months of training with the shadow in his tiny apartment, Andrew Lamb decided it was time to share his newfound passion with the world by finding a proper dance studio to test… Continue reading The shadow of Rudolf Nureyev (Part 7: end)

The shadow of Rudolf Nureyev (Part 6)

PART 1, HERE | PART 2, HERE | PART 3, HERE | PART 4, HERE | PART 5, HERE After a trip to the village to purchase a Bluetooth speaker, Andrew Lamb set out to discover just what kind of music would stimulate his shadow deeply enough to reveal its true nature. It was a… Continue reading The shadow of Rudolf Nureyev (Part 6)

The shadow of Rudolf Nureyev (Part 5)

PART 1, HERE | PART 2, HERE | PART 3, HERE | PART 4, HERE While Andrew Lamb was feeling considerably better, he was still unemployed, malnourished and lacking confidence. His routine had changed only slightly: it still consisted of lying in bed too long and staring at items in his bedroom, but he now… Continue reading The shadow of Rudolf Nureyev (Part 5)

The shadow of Rudolf Nureyev (Part 2)

PART 1, HERE Rudolf Nureyev’s shadow—mesmerised by the kinetic grace of the performers—swayed in time with the music, imitating the dance steps as best it could. After two hours of rapture the rehearsal finished and the dancers began to shuffle out of the studio, saying their goodbyes. Deflated, the shadow allowed itself to be dragged back to… Continue reading The shadow of Rudolf Nureyev (Part 2)

The continuing case of the gigantic cinnamon and sugar pretzel

PART ONE HERE In truth, the pretzel thing didn’t mean anything. Or so Laurent thought. It had honestly never crossed his mind to offer Mike some of his pretzel. But at this point, it had come to symbolise something much larger, drawn into fiction. Fuck it, he thought. When he arrived back at his desk,… Continue reading The continuing case of the gigantic cinnamon and sugar pretzel