Colony Chapter Fifteen

Bang! chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Jamie’s email had one word: “Bang!” “So what are we doing while the explosives go off? Do we stay here? Do we hide in the bunker? What?” Angela asked the household. “None of you are going to work today, that’s for sure,” Adam said.  “The question…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Fifteen

Colony Chapter Fourteen

Betrayed chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Angela was anxious as she walked into work.  In her bag she carried six of the bombs.  Martha had another four.  As the went their seperate ways, they held each other’s gaze for an extra couple of seconds. Throughout the day, Angela sought out the best…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Fourteen

Colony Chapter Thirteen

Claire chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden There was a Zaratin official at the gate.  The soldiers, Edward and Mary all headed to the bunker. Angela went to greet the official at the front door.  It was not one, but two Zaratins, and they were dragging a badly beaten woman.  Angela recognised her…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Thirteen

Colony Chapter Twelve

Special Delivery chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Angela and Martha picked Maria up after work, then they drove to the cruise ship terminal.  The shops were empty, windows smashed where people had accessed products they needed. There were no ships in port.  “I wonder what we’re looking for,” Angela said to the…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Twelve


Bacteria short story by Iris Carden In the late twentieth century, 1996, if you want to be exact, scientists discovered extinct, fossilised bacteria on Mars. It turns out, it wasn’t so extinct as we’d been led to believe. When Sarah and the other scientists and engineers worked out how to clean the regolith of toxic…… Continue reading Bacteria

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