Queen of the geese – No. 7

Pippa Wright was a beautiful woman; tall, not too thin and very gracious. She made sure men and women suffered from neck pain at the end of the day, from all the head turning. She had grown up in Amsterdam and was the daughter of a successful lawyer, while her mother was a stay-at-home-wife. Although…

Consume or consumed? – No. 6

After having checked in, Charles quickly walked to platform 14. He had had quite a long day and was eager to go home. The station was overcrowded. People were not bumping into each other, though. It seemed a well-organized chaos. Just like a horde of ants crawling in every direction. His stomach growled. He bought…

Soup – No. 5

Is it okay if I sit next to you?  – Sure. As long as you do not sit on me. Haha. I won’t. I won’t.  * Young lady, can I get a water please. And a bowl of soup.  – Yes, ma’am.  * It is a bit crowded here, isn’t it? – Mhmm mhmm *…

Mineur – No. 4

Daniel had woken up, got out of bed and turned on the coffee machine. The floor was still pretty cold, so he put on his woolen socks. He had a sandwich and drank his coffee, after which he immediately sat behind his piano. His fingers touched the white and black keys, running from left to…

Sandy Toes – No. 3

The sea both attracted and repelled him. He would never be able to get on a boat, but he needed the feeling of the sand between his toes, the smell of salt water and the impeccable roughness of the clashing waves on the rocks. But he dared not touch the water. James was able to…

How may I serve you? – No. 2

She was sitting at her favourite spot. In the coziest café in town, drinking a big mug of hot chocolate milk, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon powder. Her hands were getting warmer and the numbness started to disappear. Lauren examined all the people walking in, trying to assess their characters, features and behaviours. She watched a…

Ab Ovo – No. 1

Where am I going? he wondered. His hand touched his phone in his pocket, but he resisted the urge to take it out and look for contact. Just keep walking, he remembered. Do not chicken out now. There were no birds in the sky. No cars, no other people around him either. Complete silence. Everywhere around him. He assumed…