Chapter 6 – The First Son

Chapter 6 – The First Son

Visions of a medieval inquisition flashed before Noah’s eyes. Hooded demons feeding on the anguish and horror emulating from their victims as they pushed their cruelty to levels beyond imagination. Better to die fighting, he thought, slipping the AR-15 down from his...
Chapter 7 – The Senator

Chapter 7 – The Senator

The middle aged man startled Bowie as he emerged from the room. It was not just that he was a high profile US Senator, or that he was accompanied by an extremely young girl, but it was the casual, confident way in which he proceeded.  Without any self-consciousness or...
Chapter 8 – Redundancy

Chapter 8 – Redundancy

 “You have been found guilty of murder and treason. You are to be executed at dawn by firing squad. Sergeant?” There was a collective gasp from the group. Kayla felt strangely detached – She watched the scene from a distance, as if removed from her body. The...
Chapter 9 – Refugees

Chapter 9 – Refugees

When the gunshots came, they were deafening. Kayla braced for the pain, but mercifully, there was none. Just a release. A sense of peace. The roar of the rolling waves in the distance and the squawk of seagulls overhead. And the smell of blood.  Not just the smell,...
Chapter 10 – A death in the family

Chapter 10 – A death in the family

“It’s his fucking birthday.” said Kayla, her voice quavering, “You killed him on his birthday.” The body of Noah lay face up, baby blue eyes staring into space, his face strangely at peace. She fell down on the boy’s body, cradling him in her arms as she looked...