Adventurous summer holidays,
a time of make-believe.
When every hidey-hole was a fort
and monsters lived in trees.
Cloaked in darkness, I stared out through the window of the crumbling tower. The years had not been kind to this place; nor to me. The weather of time had eaten away at the stone and mortar of my soul, and the tower slowly crumbled in unison.
Tommy looked up as the front door opened and his parents strode in, faces full of smiles as they carried a large cardboard box between them. “RoboNanny, deactivate and recharge,” Mommy said. Tommy’s artificial guardian acknowledged the order and retreated to its recharger, tucked away in the closet. “Mommy, is that a present for me?” Tommy asked as he toddled over to his parents. Mommy’s smile deepened, and Papa picked Tommy up, holding… Read More
There was a time when I was the centre of the universe. Even though I lived on the Earth, it revolved around me, much like it now revolves around the sun. And the sun, too, orbited the celestial body known as I, as did the rest of the solar system, the galaxy which contained it, and the cluster of galaxies of which the Milky Way was only one insignificant speck. I owned… Read More