AFTER THE FALL

The ruined building had only one window left intact. On it was a star. 'Your star.' 'What do you mean, Father?' 'The star of David. It belonged to a religion, long ago.' 'A religion?' 'Like a belief, a faith. People gathered to worship their God.' 'People believed Gods were real?' 'Before science had given us … Continue reading AFTER THE FALL

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

THE LIFE OF DANIEL

'So, Daniel, a winged lion?' 'That's right, yes.' 'And what do you think this vision of a winged lion might represent?' 'Perhaps the coming apocalypse.' 'That's a little extreme, don't you think? Is there anything else you can tell me about your dream?' 'There's also a funny-looking bear, a four-headed leopard and a beast with … Continue reading THE LIFE OF DANIEL