1. Sharks prowl the foot of the castle’s cliff waiting for the next Year King to fall. But it’s been three years since she took up the crown and her faith is still strong enough to fly.
2. The sky is a flat endless blue with only the faintest hint of shading at the horizon. It looks fake, as if some scene painter had run out of time and simply given up.
3. It’s a stupid joke. A stupid, unfunny, pointless joke, but it’s been such a long week he can’t stop laughing and after an incredulous pause the others join in.
4. The world doesn’t pause so much as simply pass her by, time continues on without her leaving her adrift in memories.
5. I went for a walk one day and never came home again.