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

SPECTRAL MISTS

'Years since anyone has lived here.' The cobwebs and thick carpet of dust, moss and dirt reinforced Daisy's words. Wind blew in through broken windows, daylight entered where once the roof had blocked its path. Outside the crumbling walls the thundering sound of the surf crashing against the foot of the cliffs resounded. 'They found … Continue reading SPECTRAL MISTS

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

DOWN IN THE VALLEY

Down in the valley where nobody should go, Franklin shuffled along in the gloom, making his way back home, dragging the body behind him. Pesky kid. Why had they come here? Still, more fuel for the living room fire and a handsome dinner tonight. No doubt someone would come looking, snooping around. He would have … Continue reading DOWN IN THE VALLEY