Like all the owls, Sival was born in one of the many nests clustered in the attic of the library.
The first thing he clapped eyes on was a shaft of light lancing through a hole in the roof, golden and swirling with glinting dust motes. Its beauty shot through him like honey. He suddenly wanted to speak, to cry out, to share what he saw. But all that emitted from his beak was a feeble warble, which his mother, curled up exhausted next to the nest, took as a cue to cram a fleshy worm down his gullet, just a little too hard. Continue reading
Well, I think—I think—I may just have perhaps over the last week induced a fever through work-related stress.
Yes. An actual fever. A low-grade one of 37.5°C (99.5 °F), to be exact.
I mean, I knew I was wildly stressed-out; after all, not only did the job entail plenty of draining chit-chat in the form of customer service, but it was also quite physically strenuous, as I was on my feet all day, with only one break in-between, walking around the store. Continue reading
So, there’s this girl.
Before you get any ideas, I don’t like her, or anything like that. She isn’t particularly pretty, or clever, or witty, or anything, really. She’s just a little peculiar, odd, and in this world, it’s sometimes hard to find anyone really strange these days. She lives next door to me, and I see her often. Continue reading