Downside Up

Downside Up

For in this world so parallel, something speaks to you.

Whispers from the one that dwells, of stories dark and true.

 

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

I hide him in my pocket, always hidden out of sight. 

And when I give the nod, he leaps right out and takes a BITE!

 

Monkey See Monkey Don't

Monkey See Monkey Don't

It was like an unspoken language for those who couldn’t speak, for creatures unlike Kamnan.

Sarawakky

Sarawakky

It dwells and swells in the water with malice, and stalks you with ease from its undersea palace.

 

Pompi's Demise

Pompi's Demise

He found shells that were empty and starfish that were dry. He felt sad as he lay there and started to cry. 

Iona

Iona

She had always observed other people on the train, and had gotten pretty good at imitating their curious behaviours.

Rhombus Boy

Rhombus Boy

As Elliot listened to what the boy said, he knew that he wanted him dead. 

He shut his eyes tight and fought with all his might not to leap up and cave in the striped boy’s yellow head. 

Zimbabaloo

Zimbabaloo

A small, peculiar looking woman stood there, floating just above the water, suspended in mid-air. She had dull, greying skin and wore a kaftan in red. She had spiked-out black hair and dark eyes that looked dead.

Physalis

Physalis

I am not a human, or a creature, or a soul. I’m the life force that runs through you, that you always knew you know.

 

A Turnpike named Spike

A Turnpike named Spike

They think they know the real me, but only I know me, I’m Spike.

And my job is very clear now, I am a real human turnpike!

 

Mock Turtle

Mock Turtle

But now he lives a different life, a mutation of what was,

And he’ll mourn forever more, for the shell that he had lost.

Mini Monk

Mini Monk

The pain of the rocks was worth the beauty that he marvelled at every day. As he sat there above the clouds, he reached into his robe pocket that he had made for himself, and took out a handful of peanuts to eat.

Tinkle Tinkle

Tinkle Tinkle

At first she thought it was in her head, like part of her dream that hadn’t faded yet, but as she sat up in her bed and listened carefully, she could hear the distinctive tune that she knew so well.

Tombili's Tea

Tombili's Tea

I sit here in the perfect spot, to watch the world go by. 

For I know of a thousand worlds, that reach up to the sky!

 

Egg Day

Egg Day

I will ooze, and reveal all, that I’ve kept hidden deep inside.

And my head, if it wasn’t cracked, would swell up with immense pride.

Hench Hogs

Hench Hogs

The hogs frog-marched any unruly parties that tried to run away and ended up chasing the faster animals towards the monster’s den, straight into his dark tree. 

Henceforth and quiver not!

Henceforth and quiver not!

The caribou looked at Rasheed blankly and took out a teacup from his pocket and started to sip from it, as if it was the most normal thing in the world.

 

Sapiens

Sapiens

For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great. You have no power over me.

 

Jigoku Neko

Jigoku Neko

She lay there, captivated by the intricate little skulls until she realised they were the creepiest looking mushrooms she had ever seen.