The Lesson Short story by Iris Carden The principal had determined that lessons would go ahead as normal. Students who needed time out, or who wanted to talk about the incident could go to the school counsellor. It was not to be discussed in class. Elizabeth gasped when she first saw Mary enter the room,…… Continue reading The Lesson
Dolittle Short story by Iris Carden I had brought Jubjub into the treatment room. We were waiting for the new vet. It’s not that the vet was late, we were early. The old vet used to yell if he was inconvenienced by even a couple of minutes. The new vet’s name was Dolittle, and I…… Continue reading Dolittle
Finding A Friend Short story by Iris Carden Orsinius Wishlet was walking down a busy city street, when he heard a voice call out, “Orsinius? Is that you? Orsinius Wishlet?” He turned to see a human woman running toward him. Other humans had stopped to see what the yelling was about. Humans could see him?…… Continue reading Finding a Friend
Short Story by Iris Carden Out damn spot! Karen groaned, and rolled over. Lady Macbeth. She was thinking of Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth awake in the middle of the night, trying to clean away her guilt. How could you wash away guilt? Not when the red blood was running down the walls of the house…… Continue reading Spring Cleaning
That road always felt strange to me, as if the trees were crowding close, reaching for me, blaming me for all the crimes of humans against their kind. I’ve always felt those trees were after me, as if anything bad that could to me would happen on that road.
The Light Short story by Iris Carden There’s a lot of nothing in western Queensland. On some of these roads you can drive for hours without seeing a tree, and in a prolonged drought like this one, you can even go for kilometres without sight of a blade of grass. I’m driving at night, from…… Continue reading The Light
Mary looked across the table at Marcus. Her expression said it all. She was sceptical, more than sceptical, that this would work.
Big ISP Short story by Iris Carden I started my holiday unpaid internship at Big ISP, with no real idea what I’d be doing. I really didn’t expect I’d be doing this. Today, I’m reading a woman’s personal journal. It’s one of those apps that you share across your devices, so it’s stored on the…… Continue reading Big ISP
Flat Batteries By Miss Princess Cat Hello Everyone, I have a sad, sad story to tell. I have a toy called a “laser pointer”. Laser pointers are different to other toys. I can play with a jingle ball or a fluffy mouse all by myself (although it is sometimes fun to have a human send…… Continue reading Flat Batteries
Who is Your Leader? Short story by Iris Carden I did my preparation for this assignment. I observed that backward planet for ages. I monitored all their transmissions, both audio and visual. I learned their language, and how they dressed. I even tried their recreational hallucinogenics to try to understand them better. When I was…… Continue reading Who is Your Leader?