Z IS FOR ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

A STORY WITH A LOSS OF ZEAL IN ZARAGOZA, SPAIN The atmosphere in the bullring was intoxicating, the crowd jeered and cheered. The pre-match entertainment ended and it was time for the real show to begin. Sitting high up in the oval theatre, looking down on the golden sand floor of the arena, Michael saw … Continue reading Z IS FOR ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

Y IS FOR YPRES, BELGIUM

A STORY OF YOUTH IN YPRES, BELGIUM Matthias rested his head on his arm, leaning against the cool stone. He felt woozy, too much alcohol in the club. Worth it though, a great gig to round of Ieperfest. He had travelled from Munich for the festival, one of the biggest hardcore punk gatherings in Europe. … Continue reading Y IS FOR YPRES, BELGIUM

X IS FOR XANTHI, GREECE

A STORY OF A XENOPHILE IN XANTHI, GREECE Colourful ticker-tape blew all around as the parade made its way through the streets of Xanthi. Locals and tourists lined the route, cheering, waving and dancing along to the loud mix of music. Bright, garish and traditional costumes were everywhere. The atmosphere was intoxicating, and this was … Continue reading X IS FOR XANTHI, GREECE

W IS FOR WARSAW, POLAND

A SCENE OF DIALOGUE FROM WAR-TORN WARSAW 18th April 1943; The Jewish Ghetto, Warsaw, Poland Jakub, Benjamin and Stefan sit around a table, cramped in the small room, with no lighting. ‘What do we do, let them take us? Then we are as good as dead already.’ ‘If we resist they will kill us where … Continue reading W IS FOR WARSAW, POLAND

THE ENEMY WITHIN

'This is Mount Lemmon Observatory calling, is there anyone receiving?' Only static hiss replied. Marshall rubbed his sweat-stained forehead. 'Can anyone update us? What has happened?' The static noise stopped. Dead silence. Marshall maneuvered the telescope with the controls. He tilted it down to face the horizon. Outside he saw bare, dead trees and barren … Continue reading THE ENEMY WITHIN