TENSIONS

'You see this?' he asked the captain, handing him the printout. 'Think we're in any danger?' The captain shrugged, scanning the sea beyond the harbour walls, 'Shouldn't think so. I don't see how blowing up a tug boat will bring them much vengeance.' 'Still, perhaps we should stow the flag? Make us less visible.' 'Perhaps … Continue reading TENSIONS

PROCESSING

He was happy with his handiwork. Sturdy cages, strong padlocks, each capable of holding two people, three if they were small. Business was booming, extra capacity was needed, the good times were rolling. It had been coming for a while. The overthrow was complete, the government was gone. Now they would experience the real life … Continue reading PROCESSING

MY HUSBAND AND HIS LOVER

'That's the trouble with these old stone houses. They're built like forts, to keep the enemy out. But once the enemy is within, it means it's difficult to escape. Little slits instead of windows, only one door. You know, they used to tax homeowners based on the number of windows in their house, so everyone … Continue reading MY HUSBAND AND HIS LOVER