Where Harmony Reigns

Terror does not stop.  It never will.  In paradise, where everything is as it should be, and where harmony reigns, there is still the capacity for fear.  And when it is not expected, when fear sneaks up on those who have peace in their hearts, its bite is the most ferocious. Extract from Hadrian's Gate,... Continue Reading →


Like a blast wave, that name almost knocked him down.  As he tried to set off in pursuit, his legs lost any ability to move.  “You are fucking kidding me!?” he managed to gasp before his breath was swept away by the panic.  This was insane!  Insane!  But after all the insanity this mission had... Continue Reading →

Are you hurt?

Standing this close, her odour was overpowering. Confident she was not going to take a stumble, he hastily stepped back. Panting furiously, her chest rose and fell beneath the tunic. He could now see a gash on the side of her face, just behind her right eye, partially hidden by the mop of hair. The wound did not look... Continue Reading →

Four Years Earlier…

Oblivious to what was heading her way, she peered through the window, taking in the new day. There was a silence sitting over the morning, a deeper silence than there should have been. It was bright and fresh, but the heaviness in the air stole any joy from the view. She was about to turn back to... Continue Reading →

First Class

... that was who she was today, not that bit of metal clipped to her lapel. The person looking back in the mirror was exceptional and she should never forget that. She was highly intelligent, highly motivated, dedicated, diligent, and immensely loyal to the Union. She was a good daughter, a good sister, and a damn good... Continue Reading →

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