The Garden

The Garden short story by Iris Carden Carla woke up.  Where was she? The walls were white.  The sheets on the bed were white. She was in a white nightdress. The person leaning over her was dressed in white. “Oh good. You’re awake,” the woman said. “Where am I?” Carla asked. “What do you remember?”…… Continue reading The Garden

Save Us

Save Us short story by Iris Carden “We can do it,” Suzie said, “just the way Grandma said.” “She used clay. We haven’t got clay,” Sally answered, keeping her voice quiet, so no-one outside the room might hear. “We’ve got plasticine. That’s like clay,” Suzie said. “That can’t work, can it? Doesn’t it have to…… Continue reading Save Us

Fierce Kitty

Fierce Kitty by Princess Cat It’s been a strange week.  The humans moved all the furniture around.  Apparently it wasn’t exactly where my human wanted it, and the upstairs human helped her change it all. It’s all right.  Humans will do human things.  It doesn’t normally bother me. One thing did bother me.  They moved…… Continue reading Fierce Kitty


Bunyip short story by Iris Carden The HDU team were dressed in orange hi vis rescue uniforms.  It wasn’t normal attire for a secret organisation, but it would fit in with all the other searchers who had set out from the lavender farm. Senior Agent Jo Burns briefed them. “We’re parked here, because this is…… Continue reading Bunyip


Cassowary short story by Iris Carden Greg hated the zoo.  He only worked there because there was nothing else available. He wasn’t naturally a social person, and having to smile and answer dumb questions people asked really got on his nerves. Today was an especially bad day.  He’d finally asked Kaitlin out.  She’d turned him…… Continue reading Cassowary