'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!
Christenson fell to his knees, his hands raised to the skies, his face a scream of agony. 'Show yourself!' he cried. Outside the storm tore at the earth. Debris battered against the protective dome. Trees, buildings, animals - all tossed asunder. Inside the palm trees were still, the climate pleasant. Only the constant howling noise … Continue reading END TIMES
I shall never forget the sound that first time. We sat cramped together in the dark shelter at the end of the garden, with only a flickering gas lamp providing a dull orange glow. Rufus, only a pup, huddled on my lap, cowering and whining. Mother huddled next to me, protective arms wrapped around me. … Continue reading HAVEN
This is a companion to another short piece - you can read part one here: THE NEW NORMAL The sky had cleared since the morning. Albert wrapped up in a jacket and found a spot in the sunshine on their small balcony. 'Just popping out in the boat to see mother,' Elaine called from the … Continue reading THE NEW NORMAL (PART 2)
Elaine looked at the water lapping against the side of the house. She could see the small white line she had made yesterday. 'Level is the same as yesterday,' she said. Albert nodded. That meant the dam had held. Another storm had passed and their town was secure. 'Anything you need from the store?' 'Just … Continue reading THE NEW NORMAL