Finding Home (Stories on a Theme – “Soft”)

Rain hammered around them. Another storm, this one would hopefully pass quickly. In that moment, Rantia did not feel the rain smacking into her shoulders and soaking her clothes. She was lost in her memories, of happier times, of a home that was full of love and joy and wonder. “You ready?” Veran’s voice crackled … More Finding Home (Stories on a Theme – “Soft”)

Create my Own (Stories on a Theme – “Family”)

“Oi don’t eat all the dip,” Rachel yelled across the room. She vaulted the sofa, grabbing the last of the dip from Trae’s hand and proceeded to spoon it directly into her mouth. “Children, please,” Unash sighed from the corner of the sofa. She was the eldest of them all by 6 months, but her … More Create my Own (Stories on a Theme – “Family”)

Celebration (Stories on a Theme – “Family”)

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” the room roared as Urana stepped into it. Urana grinned as her parents pulled her into a hug, followed by her sister. Then her friends, the Crew from down south. Faces swarmed in front of her, all clamouring to give congratulations. They were all squeezed into her parent’s tiny apartment, bumping into one … More Celebration (Stories on a Theme – “Family”)

Family Tree (Stories on a Theme – “Family”)

Hannah looked over the birth certificate on her screen. The writing was difficult to make out, but she could just about see the word Mary Jane Smith etched into the paper. Her great-great-great grandmother. She tapped the few buttons to add Mary Jane Smith to her virtual tree. The computer page flickered, changing to show … More Family Tree (Stories on a Theme – “Family”)

One of the Crew (Stories on a Theme – “Family”)

“Let us raise a toast, to Mito!” Captain Ralaydin raised her mug high into the air. The rest of the crew followed her example. Mito blushed. Not from embarrassment, he appreciated the gesture, but all twelve pairs of eyes staring at him was a bit much. Mito raised his glass to. “To the successful Blood … More One of the Crew (Stories on a Theme – “Family”)

Solitary Confinement (Stories on a Theme – “Isolate”)

“Can I sit?” Yanet looked up from her lunch. The woman, a newbie by the yellow stripes on her arms, stood with her tray of food. She had her newly issued cropped haircut, her curly hair springing out around her face like a halo. “Yes, of course,” Yanet said. What else was she supposed to … More Solitary Confinement (Stories on a Theme – “Isolate”)