Arcane Insane – Part 10

20.       Unleashed. Janey was sat on a bench deep in thought when the explosions erupted around the park. She refused to believe Mojo was dead, yet with him gone there seemed little point in carrying on. She had set out to uncover the truth behind the jibb-jabba but without her friend and companion the reward…

Arcane Insane – Part 9

17.       Hobo Corner. With monumental effort Mojo climbed to his feet, barely able to keep his balance. Janey held out her hand but Mojo refused to take it. She couldn’t believe how old he looked. Lank greasy hair fell around his face like seaweed. A ragged beard failed to conceal how sunken and hollow his…

Arcane Insane – Part 8

16.       Just a nudge. “Janey? Hold my hand. Are you okay?” With her vision a blur, Janey grasped Mojo’s hand and forced herself not to faint. All around her colours swished and spun. She was on a merry-go-round except it didn’t feel very merry. Her stomach lurched and she took a few deep breaths. “Easy…

Skywords

On the last day of the month Alice leaves the warmth of her bed in their cabin and walks through the field to the jetty. An early morning sun caresses ice touched grass, the cold dew numbs her feet. The hem of her night gown is sodden as she reaches the jetty but Alice doesn’t…

The Cleansing – Part 2

Rhema. Linford brought me to a stop outside a small dark apartment building. I glanced up at it. There was nothing significant about it and looked the same as the surrounding buildings – dark, empty, forgotten. “Be watchful what you say, warrior,” Linford said. “Rhema is more than she look. She know if you lie.”…

The Cleansing

Peacekeepers. “You lying fuck. You said this was a safe neighbourhood.” I risked a quick glance through the shattered windows of a looted car we had hid behind. A Peacekeeper Drone hovered in the centre of the dark quiet street. It cast a blue light into the depths of an alley opposite us, scanning for…

Arcane Insane – Part 7

15.       The Grind. “We’re back in the park.” Janey rubbed her foot on the grass to make sure it was real. Only moments before the Cog had given Mojo his Task. The instant Mojo accepted it the machinery vanished, leaving them in darkness of the park. Janey considered following her train of thought along the…