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Sand Man

Sand Man

written by: Jenny Thomas

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The perfect place to paddle, Fairy Stream.

Shallow, barely ankle-deep.

Soft red sand beneath your feet.

Deeper in places where it swells in eddies.

A red giant sleeps next to Fairy Stream.

You can walk on his back and feel his skin move.

He is like a lizard, basking in the heat.

If you try to walk on his back in the afternoon it is impossible.

You’ll burn your toes.

He conserves his warmth for the long cold nights.

Once I thought I heard him shiver on the beach together with the swaying coconut trees.

Jenny Thomas

Jenny Thomas

Jenny's debut novel, Awakening Worlds, is an eco-fantasy novel. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of the West of England in 2011. She spent two semesters abroad at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, USA. This is where she began writing Awakening Worlds. She recently graduated with an MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures from the University of Bristol. In her early twenties, she volunteered at a school for disadvantaged Burmese youth. There, she led creative writing and drama workshops. She also worked as a teaching assistant in an Aboriginal Community School in the Kimberley desert, Western Australia. She teaches English online by day and writes fiction and poetry by night. She is currently working on a novella to be released in 2021.
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