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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #2

CHAPTER 2

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 2 ‘G race, is that you under there?’ The first thing I felt when I woke up on the floor of the cold communal hallway was someone poking me. I pulled a squirrel teddy away from my face and saw Gladys inspecting my mascara-stained cheeks. ‘Grace, what happened? […]

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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #4

CHAPTER 4

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 4 A s a woman, packing a suitcase is always a problem. I can never believe it when a man goes, ‘Look at mine, I’ve got all mine stuffed in a 10kg suitcase and it’s still only half full’. Brag, brag. As if women everywhere are thinking, ‘Oh, […]

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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #5

CHAPTER 5

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 5 ‘Grace, have you ever seen anything more beautiful?’ Gladys and I both stepped out of the gratitude—oh for goodness sake, breakfast room—and onto the luscious lawn of the back garden. She was right, the Zen garden was quite possibly one of the most incredible things that I’d […]

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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #6

CHAPTER 6

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 6 That afternoon and right through into the evening, Gladys, Eric and I took Hollywood by storm, meaning that by late evening we had been thrown out of the waxwork museum after a tragic mix up between Eric and James Dean, eaten so much food that we had […]

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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #7

CHAPTER 7

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 7 I hate waiting. If you think about it, our whole lives are basically one big fat wait filled with a countless number of smaller waits in between. I would even go as far as saying that waiting serves no real purpose whatsoever. That said, somehow, some way, […]

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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #8

CHAPTER 8

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 8 It was at least 2 pm before I rose from my hammock the next day. Gladys was nowhere to be seen but eventually I found her sitting with Eric in the Zen garden. I rubbed my eyes as I wobbled over the river stones and made my […]

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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #9

CHAPTER 9

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 9 Eventually, we ended up on Hollywood Boulevard where we trailed Lion Heart on foot; however, Lion Heart didn’t exactly look as if he was up to no good. Other than stopping briefly for a hotdog, to take a phone call and enjoy a coffee, Lion Heart was […]

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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #10

CHAPTER 10

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 10 I clapped my hands twice. ‘Time, please.’ A deep voice that sounded exactly like something off a movie trailer rang out over the tannoy. ‘In a time, when lives were once peaceful, a danger—’ ‘Just give me the bloody time, will you?’ ‘Five o’ six pm. Is […]

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"Exactly how bad can a mid-life crisis get?" #11

CHAPTER 11

Start this story from the beginning! CHAPTER 11 Gladys’ body was taken straight to the morgue and it swiftly dawned on me that I had nowhere to go. I could hardly go back to Gladys’ apartment; it belonged to the Council. The only thing left for me there was a shed load of dead squirrel […]

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The Madmin Caves (2)

Part 2/4 ----Short Space Stories From Orb Central Library

In the far reaches of the Canis Major Dwarf, on planet Orb, a young longtail named Denver works at Orb Central Library as a librarian, where he fights fake news alongside his fellow longtail species

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