'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


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