Where Home Was | Lydia Trethewey

Where Home Was Lydia Trethewey For The Hotel Diaspora Award   The motorway was an accumulation of weeds, streaking cirrus clouds and vibrations in the vinyl seat. It was a rental car, and Taylor sat in the passenger’s seat, her partner […]

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The Plantation IX | Lydia Trethewey

To move forward, Damon contemplates going back. The Plantation IX Lydia Trethewey TO THE NINES Award   Damon’s wrist twinges as he types into the search bar. The laptop keys feel strangely smooth, unreal, beneath his fingers. Beyond the high-rise […]

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Spirits | Lydia Trethewey

“For this to work, we must act in unison. There can be no hold-outs.”

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The Devil’s Roar | Lydia Trethewey

Ancient caves house a modern secret. The Devil’s Roar Lydia Trethewey For the EIGHTH WONDER award   Michael Ignatius Theodos grinned in the dark. The musty smell of ancient sands filled his nostrils as he inhaled deeply, filling his lungs […]

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Synthesis | Lydia Trethewey

An augmented soldier processes chemical reactions Synthesis By Lydia Trethewey For the Poke the Mango award Arlington Tuesday 13th September, 10.30am White blood sprites dance in my eyes. My eyelids flutter open onto a long blade of fluorescent light, a […]

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The Plantation IV | Lydia Trethewey

Damon encounters the unexpected in part four of The Plantation by Lydia Trethewey.

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The Best Thesis Defence | Lydia Trethewey

Students search for a #Phexit (philosophical exit) in ghost hunters 101.  The Best Thesis Defence Lydia Trethewey For the HORRORS & HEIDEGGER Award   “It’s creepy in here,” says Genevieve, hugging her shoulders. The other two look around at the […]

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Black Seaweed | Lydia Trethewey

We got the cure. Now we need a cure for the cure.

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Brain Strings & Disconnection | Lydia Trethewey

Brain Strings & Disconnection By Lydia Trethewey For the DUETS AND DUVETS Award (part II)   As I walk I watch the oxide coloured freight train flashing through the gaps in the trees. It rumbles along my limbic brain, smell of […]

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Black Ice: Part II | Lydia Trethewey

Black Ice: Part II By Lydia Trethewey For the Trilogy Part 2 Award Black Ice: Part I   Through the thin plaster walls Miranda hears tinned laughter, the ding of a microwave dinner and the neighbour’s dog barking. She leans […]

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