ATTRACTION

“Are you sure we’re doing this right?” Flynn asked. His fellow foxes’ expressions ranged from squinty to salivating to somewhat constipated. Felix read from the book he snuck out of the library, “‘To manifest something into reality, visualize it. What does it look like? How does it smell? What does it feel like? Use your…

NEGOTIATION

When first assigned to arbitrate the Felidae Accords, Divine Moderator Sandusky followed Robert’s Rules of Order. None of the deities cooperated and his pay was docked to replace the curtains. He tried various venues and different times of day (and night). He was ignored, scratched, bitten, and his pay was docked to replace the curtains. …

UNEXPECTED

When Caro stepped on the Frenchman’s pipe, her ordinary camel life became extraordinary. First, he wasn’t really a Frenchman but a jinn imprisoned in human form. Second, the jinn rewarded Caro by granting her a wish. Third, Caro wished to visit a “movie theatre.” One of the merchants had spoken of nothing else – this magical,…

DESTINY

When she was eighty-seven years old, Beryl moved to Wilcherry to avoid the family curse. On her ninetieth birthday, the dingo showed up in Beryl’s living room. Putting her cup of tea on the kitchen counter to avoid throwing it at the dog, Beryl sat on the couch. “There aren’t any dingoes in this area.”…

PROMISE

Mpho’s grey fur glowed in the sunrise. Bandile let his brother sleep as he adjusted the vent to lower their hot air balloon to the ground. Climbing out of the wicker basket, empty gourds tied to his tail, Bandile scanned the savanna for leopards and the sky for eagles. Vervet monkeys were known for their…