Shutters down, windows boarded up, phone disconnected. Four months since the lockdown began, enough food and toilet paper for another year. Tap, tap, tap. What is it? She won't risk finding out. Until then, she will stay in the basement. *** Agnes knocked on the door again. 'Let's go,' said Archie. 'It's been two weeks, … Continue reading LOCKDOWN
Two lines cut through a wheat field, disappearing towards the ancient standing stones at the crest of a hill. 1st Man: Never seen anything like it. What could've made them? 2nd Man: It's a mobile. 1st Man: What the hell's a mobile? 2nd Man: An automobile. Not been around for a long time, since the … Continue reading UNEASY LIES THE HEAD
'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 like a statue, frozen on the spot. He went back over all the decisions that had led him to this moment, raking through his memory for the answer that would not reveal itself through the fog. He reached out but could not grasp the key information he had forgotten. He tried to not … Continue reading IT HAPPENS TO US ALL
He lumbered down the narrow staircase. Breath heavy, legs aching. His broad flanks brushed either side of the narrow, twisting spiral staircase. This was not why he had come to Belgium. Finally, he reached the bottom of the Belfort. Dolores and Brad were waiting patiently. 'Okay,' he managed a cheerful smile, wiping the sweat from … Continue reading PICTURE POSTCARD