SACRIFICE TO THE GODS

'Run through the checklist.' 'Okay. The ceremony must take place in a grand altar.' They look round the baroque dome and nod at each other. 'Check.' 'Six golden urns placed in a circle atop six poles.' 'Check.' 'Attire of purple cloaks to worship royalty and their wealth.' They look sheepishly at the garish cloaks they … Continue reading SACRIFICE TO THE GODS

NATURAL BEHAVIOUR

Melinda trembled as she dialled the number. She bit her finger nails, holding the 'phone to her ear, praying she would answer. Out the window she watched Indigo and Lake running round the garden. They seemed so happy, but... The voicemail service answered. She swore and hung up, then re-dialled. 'Come on,' she muttered. This … Continue reading NATURAL BEHAVIOUR

W IS FOR WARSAW, POLAND

A SCENE OF DIALOGUE FROM WAR-TORN WARSAW 18th April 1943; The Jewish Ghetto, Warsaw, Poland Jakub, Benjamin and Stefan sit around a table, cramped in the small room, with no lighting. ‘What do we do, let them take us? Then we are as good as dead already.’ ‘If we resist they will kill us where … Continue reading W IS FOR WARSAW, POLAND