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Tales From the Split Worlds – Episode 2: The Delivery

February 19, 2010

Author: Emma Newman
Title: The Delivery
Genre: Urban fantasy, magical realism
Rating: g
Frequency: Every Friday

A delivery boy from the ‘Emporium of Things in Between and Besides’ is tasked with delivering a letter to an address in the Nether…

The Delivery

“32a Cotswold Drive.”

Cob double checked the address on the envelope. He looked at the mundane house in front of him and then strode towards its gate purposefully, whispering the melodious spell of openings. The wrought iron rippled in front of him, he took a deep breath, flipped the latch and stepped through.

There was a moment of roaring in his ears, like he had plunged into a pool of water, then silence. The road noise disappeared and the Other house stood in front of him. It bore a close resemblance to its anchor, as was to be expected, so he let go of the breath. The first part was done, and happily, there were no hounds, or worse, in the garden.

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