Shimmering silver on the sand, the last chance to grasp it. Too late, it recedes and is gone, disappearing into the distance. Once it had been gold. Then, oil. Now it was water. The most valuable commodity in the world. Now he was left with just the sand. Worthless sand that covered the earth in … Continue reading QUICKSILVER
'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!
Put the radio on, search through a few pirate stations, hit upon The Boss, 'Born To Run.' Old school, that'll do. Drink of water, splash a little round my eyes, keep me alert, don't waste too much. Ten hours straight, enough gas for another three, then will need to find some more. Sun dipping away … Continue reading THE ROAD WARRIOR
She brought the axe down on the bird's neck. The body, until then a squirming, panicked, struggling handful went limp. The last few feathers floated to the ground and all was still. She wiped the sweat from her brow. The sun continued to beat down relentlessly. They all said the weather would break soon, it … Continue reading AMONG THE REMAINS