THE RAID

The SUVs with blacked out windows swept through the quiet suburb, lights flashing. They descended on the school, swooping in to block access roads and prevent anyone leaving. From each vehicle emerged two agents in black suits. In unison they approached the main entrance. A visibly shocked and bemused Miss Carthwright pointed in the direction … Continue reading THE RAID

SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME

Stumbling through the thick, wet undergrowth she tripped on a protruding root and landed on her front. Another barrage of scrapes and cuts lined her face, hands and knees. Her clothes were tattered. She had no idea how long she had been running for. She pulled herself to her feet. Which way? She tried listening … Continue reading SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME

SACRIFICE TO THE GODS

'Run through the checklist.' 'Okay. The ceremony must take place in a grand altar.' They look round the baroque dome and nod at each other. 'Check.' 'Six golden urns placed in a circle atop six poles.' 'Check.' 'Attire of purple cloaks to worship royalty and their wealth.' They look sheepishly at the garish cloaks they … Continue reading SACRIFICE TO THE GODS