Mirror House – Alice in Wonderland

It really was the strangest house that Alice had ever seen. In fact, if she hadn't noticed its little door, she never would have supposed that it was a house, at all. It had only one room, and its walls weren't straight as they were in the houses that Alice was used to: they bent inwards, …

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Treacherous

The familiar, well-trodden path to the beach had become slick from the rain, and I slipped slightly as I descended, the icy wind knocking me back against the rocks. By the time I reached the stone-filled shore, my knees were bruised, and my ears and fingers were half-numb from the cold. Any person with sense …

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Lost in Time

The ebony sheets were folded neatly at the end of the bed, their many tassels swaying limply as they dragged themselves across the mottled carpet. Beside them, stacks of crumbling books stood alongside each other, their spines now barely legible, and their contents faded. In their shadow, there were a number of strange ornaments I …

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Running Away

People talk about leaving all the time. They imagine themselves in the countryside somewhere, where the trees seem to shelter them from the real world. They've abandoned those office jobs and responsibilities, and they're finally free. Looking out across the evening waters now, though, trees on every side and a complete sense of isolation beginning …

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Splinters through the Earth

It's been a few weeks since I've taken part in Sammi Cox's Weekend Writing Prompt, but through a combination of having submitted all of my university assessments yesterday, and procrastinating from the large stack of reading that I still need to get through, I decided that I had enough time to give it a go this …

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