HITMAN

Phillips pressed himself against a wall. The alleyways of the old town were the ideal place to confront his pursuer. He had noticed her in the bar earlier. He flattered himself that she was paying particular attention to him out of personal attraction. She had followed him when he left. Hitmen were becoming dangerously attractive…

FAMILY HOLIDAY

The cars started rolling slowly to embark the ferry. They had been waiting for an hour watching the rain drum down. Jessica rolled her eyes as Dad launched into another rendition of ‘Summer Holiday.' Mum had got out the car and walked aboard. Her parents still weren't talking after the argument over directions. Her brother…

THE LOST LEGION

'What now?' screamed Aetius. Another hail of arrows split open the sky, hurtling down on them. On command the surviving legionnaires raised their shields and fended off the onslaught. The screams and cries signalled more men lost. The wild gale battered them, the rain hammered them relentlessly. General Manius stared through the bleak grey storm…