STORM WINDOW

The view was bleak, much like his future. The waves rolled along, grey with white crests, unrelenting, unremitting. His stomach had finally settled down after two days of sickness. What did he care about these countries over the ocean? They could bomb themselves into oblivion for all he cared. The rain battered the window, but … Continue reading STORM WINDOW

SHUTTERED

In the end, governments didn't need to ban religion. The numbers attending had dwindled away to almost nothing. It was their arrival that had sparked the crisis of faith. They had laughed at the world and their primitive beliefs. They had shown them the universe beyond the tiny galaxy their Earth inhabited. No God created … Continue reading SHUTTERED

TAKE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED

They set off at first light. No sign of the enemy. Peters took the front of the stretcher, Henderson the rear. Felix lay unconscious, each step across the uneven, barren landscape making his head roll from side to side. Henderson reckoned it was a hundred miles back to the demilitarised zone - at their laboured … Continue reading TAKE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED

BEYOND THE LIGHT

Beyond the trees the light shone. If they could just make it through the darkness of the forest they would survive. He rallied his men, 'One last effort, push through!' Bullets flew, splinters of wood stung, shells exploded, dirt and debris sprayed around them. Gradually they made the advance up the slope. Higgins fell, Young … Continue reading BEYOND THE LIGHT