Mini Saga n.14 — The Landing

Foggy Night by Tania Metalli

It landed on a foggy night, somewhere in the suburbs. Its surface covered with intricate decorations, a message for us maybe. 
But we didn't understand.
Its inhabitants were out in no time, making sense of their surroundings. Making themselves at home.
That was the first. Soon there would be more.

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Mini sagas are short, self-contained stories, of exactly 50 words. I’m using them as a way to practise storytelling. Sometimes inspired by a photograph, other times they are the inspiration for images, to complement the stories.

Mini Saga n.13 — A Moss Heart

A Moss Heart by Tania Metalli

In spite of the appearance, the creature has a soft, green heart.  
As I reach over, I sense a little movement, a shiver, like a faint voice. Startled, I withdraw my hand and walk away.
When I am back the creature is still there. 
The pulse draws me toward it.

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Mini sagas are short, self-contained stories, of exactly 50 words. I’m using them as a way to practise storytelling. Sometimes inspired by a photograph, other times they are the inspiration for images, to complement the stories.

Mini Saga n.12 — 23:23

Burning Candles

23:23, I knock at the door. The instructions were clear.
I knock again, this time it opens, I step inside. No sound, but the clicking of my heels on the hard floor.
Hundreds of candles burning, a mattress on the floor, a sleeping shape. I get close.
It's me.

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Mini sagas are short, self-contained stories, of exactly 50 words. I’m using them as a way to practise storytelling. Sometimes inspired by a photograph, other times they are the inspiration for images, to complement the stories.