THE RAID

The SUVs with blacked out windows swept through the quiet suburb, lights flashing. They descended on the school, swooping in to block access roads and prevent anyone leaving. From each vehicle emerged two agents in black suits. In unison they approached the main entrance. A visibly shocked and bemused Miss Carthwright pointed in the direction … Continue reading THE RAID

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

THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH

He chose the discount store for the increased footfall. In these times of austerity people were desperate to make savings. Each day he sat outside. The life preserver drew some odd looks, but he wanted to attract attention. 'A flood is coming to wash away all our sins.' Okay, he was exaggerating a bit with … Continue reading THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH

THE GATES OF HELL (via CHARLTON)

'You're sure this is the right place?' Norman looked at the grey concrete  structure. 'It's just so very, well, ordinary.' 'What were you expecting?' the sprite asked. 'Perhaps a swirling vortex of doom, or an army of raging demons. At the very least a ferryman with a boat.' 'You read too much fiction,' the sprite … Continue reading THE GATES OF HELL (via CHARLTON)

THE CUP RUNNETH OVER RESTAURANT

The Cup Runneth Over, the latest trendy art restaurant, had been open for two months. The wait to book a table was three months. Harold fought through the protesters. Their cries about the misuse of the scriptures for commercial gain had provided further publicity. Business was booming. He was shown to his table where Cleo … Continue reading THE CUP RUNNETH OVER RESTAURANT