Forage duty. They try to tell you it's a privilege, an honour. You're special, a chosen one. The truth is it's dangerous. You're expendable and you're exposed. Return empty-handed and you will be punished. That's why I'm still out here as the light fails, still hunting. They only come for us at night. It's suicide … Continue reading INVASION
I tried not to vomit as I peeled the fetid sock away from my foot. It came off in tattered patches, stuck to the putrid flesh underneath. The pain was excruciating. I had to look. It wasn't my foot any longer. I didn't recognise it. It was just a lump of red-purple meat. There were … Continue reading SURVIVAL
Surmise: noun, to suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it."he surmised that something must be wrong." See also: guess, conjecture, suspect. I surmise that there is intelligent life form other than ourselves somewhere out there in the universe. I surmise that there is a God, or some God or all the … Continue reading SURMISE
'There it is! The portal! We are saved!' 'It's not a portal, it's a gap in the clouds.' 'We haven't seen a gap in the clouds for three years. It must be a sign from above!' 'From who exactly?' 'Why, from our saviour of course. Don't you believe?!' 'After the plagues, the earthquakes, the drought, … Continue reading HEAVENS ABOVE!
He stood in the doorway of his homestead, looking out at his land. The sweat poured from his bronzed head, the receding hairline exposing his scalp to the sun. In his hand he held the machete. Blood dripped from the point of the blade, pooling on the steps at his feet. The stench of fresh, … Continue reading FREE STATE