Juggling Balls: Episode 19

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 16   The woman from the bench came up to him. ‘Sir, are you all right, sir?’ ‘Mandy?’ Martin saw it was Mandy. She was wearing a wig and dark glasses. Martin could just make out the edges of the leather outfit she’d been almost wearing earlier, under theContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 19”

Juggling Balls: Episode 13

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 10   Back at the house, Sam and Lisa unloaded the shopping from the car. Meanwhile, Martin slipped back into his room to see if the computer had come up with anything new. Nothing happened with the computer at all. Some sort of screen-saver was throwing random blocks ofContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 13”

Juggling Balls: Episode 10

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 7 – Part 3   There was a tap at the door and Mandy came in carrying a mug of tea. ‘I’m ever so sorry about what happened. I can’t think how I managed to drop that other mug,’ she said. ‘I couldn’t find any clean mugs, so IContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 10”

Juggling Balls: Episode 7

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 6 – Part 2   Martin picked up the juggling balls as Lisa stuck her tongue out at Sam. ‘Daft?’ she said. Sam shrugged. ‘Sorry.’ ‘Do you think it matters which ball goes in which hole?’ Martin inspected the balls. Sam shrugged again. ’They all look the same.’ MartinContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 7”

Juggling Balls: Episode 6

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 6 – Part 1   Martin and Sam sat side by side on Martin’s bed looking down at the boxes. ‘Well,’ Sam said. ‘Well.’ ‘I found this in the hall,’ Lisa said, coming into the room and giving Martin a small padded envelope. ‘It must’ve fallen off one ofContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 6”

Coffee Time

My coffee had almost gone. I glanced up and out of the café window. The snow was still coming down. I’d have to go out there soon, into the snow, back to the office. I couldn’t be late again, not twice in one week. She dropped into the chair on the opposite side of myContinue reading “Coffee Time”

Space Junk

It was another one of those things. Drenk sighed. This would need more than a formal warning when she got there. This made seven she’d counted in this sector alone. Analysis had shown their trajectories all mapped back to the same originating planet. Drenk hoped a warning not to launch any more of their litterContinue reading “Space Junk”

Each Day was a Gift

Helda opened each day like a gift. I left the morning there for her outside her room before she awoke. It was there waiting for her when she opened her eyes. At first, she would stand there by her window watching the morning unfold in front of her as though it was some new wonderContinue reading “Each Day was a Gift”

The City of Her Dreams

Kerena dreamt a river that bought the melting snow down from the mountains to the warmer flat plain, turning the bare world green along its edges. It was here that she dreamt a city for her people, her family, her tribe, her silo. She built them a strong city, rising tall by the riverside withContinue reading “The City of Her Dreams”

When the Crows Laugh

We knew the story long before we young ones realised the place existed. A tale told by the old ones around the fires at night. They talked of the Old Times, and we thought they were just stories. Stories like the tales of the various long-ago gods fighting each other until they killed this world.Continue reading “When the Crows Laugh”

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