A SUDDEN CHILL

The polling station was about to close. The queue stretched round the corner, at least five hundred people. Some had been there all day. 'Technical difficulties' the returning officer for the district had said on the radio. They weren't the only one. Across the country there had been reports of similar incidents. It didn't take … Continue reading A SUDDEN CHILL

PROCESSING

He was happy with his handiwork. Sturdy cages, strong padlocks, each capable of holding two people, three if they were small. Business was booming, extra capacity was needed, the good times were rolling. It had been coming for a while. The overthrow was complete, the government was gone. Now they would experience the real life … Continue reading PROCESSING

POTTERING IN THE GARAGE

Mary was as surprised as her gawking neighbours when the string of black vans pulled up outside her house with a screech of tyres and flashing lights. Armed MI5 agents rushed across her perfectly manicured lawn and flowerbeds, surrounding the house. 'Come out now. Hands where we can see them!' Instinctively she raised her hands … Continue reading POTTERING IN THE GARAGE

PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY

The woman was dead. The cover-up exposed. Samson strode along the corridor of pillars flanked by his team. This was their moment of triumph, yet there was no celebration in what had happened. Their footsteps reverberated on the stone floor, echoing ominously. They crossed the courtyard and stopped at the heavy arch door. Samson knocked. … Continue reading PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY