The People Watcher

Nobody really sees me. I’m just the boy cleaning up spilled French fries and wiping spilled ketchup and nugget dipping sauce off the tables. There is a high level of invisibility with that job. But I see them. It is like watching snapshots of other worlds coming in. You see them for an instance and…

The Prisoner

The Prisoner As the sun heads up to cross the horizon my eyes bore into its burning glow. It peeks through the buildings and washes down the threatening glimmer of the sky that keeps me up at night. As I stare through the window the prickling sting in my eyes grows sharper. Time stretches, drawn-out…

Stealth Mission: Home Edition

My parents keep a strict curfew. I have to be home by 10 pm or I’ll be grounded for a week. They’ve made this rule very clear, and I am well aware of it. But the truth is, I almost never follow it. This would be terrible for me and my social life except that…

The Book Under the Bed

The Book Under the Bed The box under Michael’s bed was in a fire-proof documents safe with two keys. It was a lot of protection, especially since Michael took it out and read the book every day without fail. It was the sort of book he should have found in the dusty corner of an…

Ate Hidilyn

Ate Hidilyn Tala was getting frantic. She had lost one of her tsinelas. It had fallen off her foot as she was running along the path down to her house, and although it was pink with light-green straps, it was nowhere to be found. It was too dark to see but she could not bear…

Forever Brave, Forever Seventeen

Forever Brave, Forever Seventeen Part I “Grandpa, I will be in the attic, listening to music there. Don’t lose me.” “Okay, Charlie. Be careful.” Charlie climbed to the attic of his grandfather’s house. The attic was his favorite place because there was a quiet and calm atmosphere. Moreover, the window was looking directly at the…

Chatwalk

Chatwalk “What’s that one, Daddy?” “Uh, that one is a maple.” “How do you know?” “Look at the leaves. They have a special shape.” “But how do you know that’s the name of it?” “My dad told me, when I was about your age, I guess.” “How did he know?” “I suppose his mom or…

Muse on Monday – August 2, 2021, Featuring “My Street Artist”

Welcome to the first Monday of August. The summer is going fast. Happy Republic Day to everyone in North Macedonia. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. A shout out to Nova International School in Skopje and their Writing Pearls project. Every year they publish a book of short stories written by their students. Scroll…

Random Birthday Generator

A birthday is a day to be yourself. Kerri, being quite random, decided this was the best way to celebrate her birthday. Her last year of high school, she learned coding just enough to write a random birthday generator. On her nineteenth birthday, she came back to her dormitory room after dinner in the university…