On the outside it looks like a cute country cottage with cream weatherboards, a wide wraparound verandah, purple bourgainvillia climbing the trellis in the expansive garden and the sound of tui in the bush. On the inside the exposed beams are low and imposing. There are shadows in the corners and the decor doesn’t look like it’s been updated since the 1920s.
Despite the gloomy interior, Number 29 is a very popular destination for those in the know. They’ll pay $30000 a pop for the opportunity to whack their head on the yoxford to travel back in time and spend the weekend at a destination of their choosing.
For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.
The special beam in a country cottage you always hit your head on.
A person who uses your name too much when they’re talking to you, John.