Mark Farley

Mark Farley is a web developer in Swindon, UK. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Saturday Night Reader, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, and

Stories by Mark Farley

Spirit of the Beanstalk

Illustrated by Michael Ilkiw

I raise my leaves to the sky. And stretch. My stalk surges from the earth: a rod lengthening towards the clouds. My roots are claws, scrabbling through the dirt, reaching for new purchase. I burst through the clouds and I am in another world. I am bigger than I have ever been. My leaves are football stadiums; …