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Gail the real estate agent wore the frozen grin of the newly baptised as Henry opened the closet door. Real choice; full sized walk-in, tons of shelf space, shoe racks, angled mirrors so a person can check out their own ass, Cadillac front to back.

It came off the en suite and curved way back out of sight to an outside wall. He flicked on the light - a puff of purfumed air sang down from a hidden vent, nice - stepped through the ebony lined archway and took a good look at that back wall; there was big, glowing hole in it, and it was whispering.

Henry walked towards the back wall and mentally knocked a couple grand from his offer. Then he stuck his goddamn head in the hole.

Interdimensional. A portal. The entire works of Hans Christian Anderson played themselves out before him in the freezing rain on the cobbled streets of Munkemøllestræde. The shivering sweet bliss of the little match girl collapsed him to one knee and the spell was lost, while inside the hole, story after story after story to infinity bled seamlessly into the depths of time and space.

Henry wiped his eyes and tried to hate the wainscotting instead.

Date Written: November 13, 2004
Author: TheBuyer
Average Vote: 4.375

11/19/2004 Will Disney: Who wrote this - Disney?
11/19/2004 anonymous: Henry has other friends too, sir.
11/19/2004 Ewan Snow (4): So wait, an interdimensional portal adds value to an apartment?
11/19/2004 anonymous: oh totally! a pit of wailing souls in the basement is another matter, but people will pay big bucks for hardwood floors and a small portal.
11/19/2004 Jon Matza (5): Pleasureful demented quality & a lolly premise. Graf 4 reminded me of this old QC chestnut.
11/19/2004 Mr. Pony (5): Yeah, that's really something. High signal to noise ratio.
11/19/2004 The Rid (4): A great idea, but the writing left some things unclear to me.
11/19/2004 anonymous: anything specific?
ps- it's okay, i'm not going to attack you, i promise.
11/19/2004 Litcube (4): Hoochin'.
11/19/2004 John Slocum (4): refreshing.
11/20/2004 The Rid: Graf 4 is a little clunky; I can't tell what's going on inside the hole or outside because the spell is lost but things are still going on... I guess it doesn't really matter. This thing is pretty successful on the whole.
11/20/2004 TREE (5): Nice house..mmmmm wainscotting
11/21/2004 Benny Maniacs (4): Guest Shorts!