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

Venomous Void Chapter 11

Fruit for Bobby chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden. At home, they found Mr Glanville was visiting.  He was telling Bobby what it was like to be an Ancient. “You will grow at a normal rate until you’re an adult, then your aging will slow down.  While all the people your own age get older,…… Continue reading Venomous Void Chapter 11

The Venomous Void Chapter 9

The Garden Chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Eventually, the group started to see light, instead of just fog and dead trees, and the dim light from their lamps and the thread. The fog around them seemed to be slightly thinner, and they could see further in front of them. “I thought I…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 9

The Venomous Void Chapter 8

A Strange Encounter Chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden “Dad?” Frederick said.  “Is that you? But you’re in the Ivory Tower!” Some of the fog in front of them seemed to pull itself into the shape of Augustus. “I’m in the Ivory Tower?” the fog shape asked. “Well, Wendy sent you there.  Wait, you’re Fallen,…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 8