Many light years away, a worried mother woke from a nightmare. She stared into the darkness, calming her thoughts, hoping it was only a dream. Under the covers, she sought comfort from her partner’s warmth, reassuringly pushing her leg against his. He stirred but did not wake. It would be okay, this mother told herself, her daughter would be safe, her daughter would be home soon.
Extract from the opening scenes of Episode 5: Kragenfeld Mass
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It was dark, cold, and the rain dripping through the rotten roof was impossible to escape. Soaked to the skin, the back of her head stinging where the market trader had struck, she sat shivering and sobbing. She was calmer than an hour before, but still a mess. The strangers busied themselves around her. They… Continue Reading →
Three years after I released Episode One: The Cairo Accord, I have a good number of positive reviews. Recent news stories surrounding the eliciting of reviews on Amazon surprise no one. Mostly, those dodgy reviews are claimed to be on electrical and high value goods, but undoubtedly this extends to books too. I’ve had several… Continue Reading →
The question of whether extra-terrestrial civilizations exist has long since been the debate of scientists, and the premise of many science fiction stories. In a galaxy with billions of planets, we might find it extraordinary that, if such life exists, we have not yet met it. Surely, if advanced life is out there, we would… Continue Reading →
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“Those are grave words, councillor,” Chilake eventually said, playing the game, “but these are grave times, and we must consider everything open to us. The Indigo Protocol is there for a reason. It is a nuclear option, but we all know the threat Kayla McGann can unleash on the galaxy. She is not just one woman, she… Continue Reading →
It was a short-lived moment of joy. He longed to return to his doze, escaping to that better place – the calm, soothing dreamscape – but already stress upon stress was beginning to layer into his thoughts. He sat atop a wobbling pyramid, a chaotic political hierarchy covering the expanse of the explored galaxy. It all panned… Continue Reading →
Every career, she supposed, had ups and downs. Whatever profession someone fell into, no doubt all experienced periods when they wished their path different. The councillor was still young enough for a change in direction, barely half-way through her working life. Sometimes, though, paths become too well trodden, the direction too clearly set. Traversing the park, she… Continue Reading →
It is 3am. There is lots going on in the head, despite the tiredness. It is far too warm, despite the windows being open. And the birds are tweeting outside, despite it being middle of the night. Why do they do that?? Mild insomnia takes my mind back to the summer of 2016, lounging around… Continue Reading →
The world swam. One moment, she was awake, with snippets of voices speaking foreign tongues and lights so bright that they burnt through closed eyelids. The next, she was floating away again, back to a grey place full of tormented dreams. She knew time was passing, but not how much. The grey times were longer and… Continue Reading →