Colony Chapter Nine

Bunker chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden The daily message on the tv advised that all humans would receive their work allocation in the next few days.  Those who had been assessed as being unable to work would be transported to institutions, where they would learn skills if they were able, and if…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Nine

Colony Chapter Eight

Census chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden The gate alert buzzed. The buzz was followed by an electronic voice from the gate microphone: “Zaratin official for census.  Open door.” “Open the door?  You’re nowhere near the door,” Mary said. “He means gate, Mum. English isn’t their first language,” Angela said.  She reached past…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Eight

Colony Chapter Six

Communications Systems chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden The tv Angela’s parents were watching displayed a test pattern.  It was the first sign any communications systems were coming on-line. A message running across the screen said: “Stay tuned for an important message at 2pm AEST.” Angela and Jamie decided to recharge their long-flat…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Six

Colony Chapter Five

Maria and Adam chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden The satellite navigation system, thank fully did work, and Angela quickly found Maria and Adam Worthy’s home in the remains of Indooroopilly.  When she found them, Adam, was trapped under a fallen beam in their damaged home. The beam was part of the ceiling…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Five

Colony Chapter Four

Homecoming chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden “Angela! You know just turning up unannounced is terribly bad manners, and brining extra guests, strangers, as well, is just too much!”  her mother scolded. “Hi Mum, it’s lovely to see you too,” Angela replied.  “I would have called ahead, but the phones aren’t working, and…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Four

Survival Chapter 3

Time to Leave chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden “It’s quiet,” Angela said. “It’s been quiet most of the day,” Martha answered. “We think the fighting’s moved on.” “How long was I out of it?”   “A couple of days.  You were always responsive enough for us to give you paracetamol and antibiotics,…… Continue reading Survival Chapter 3

Survival Chapter 2

Fever Dream chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Angela was reading with her feet up on the lounge, a thing that would never have been allowed in her parents’ home.  Luci was sitting beside her, leaning on her and purring.   This was the adult life her father had always told her she…… Continue reading Survival Chapter 2

The Venomous Void Chapter 12

Happy Birthday Wendy chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Marci and her mother returned to Peacock Valley from their holiday at the beach.  Marci brought Wendy a necklace made of shells she had picked up on holidays. Wendy had a gift for her as well.  It was a copy of the mythology book she had…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 12