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

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 Garden

The Garden short story by Iris Carden The greenhouse has become my favourite place to spend my spare time. Once Howard insisted that anyone involved in our little farming operation had to actually work on it, our group of Martian farmers was reduced to three: Howard, Sarah and me. Howard’s taught Sarah and me a…… Continue reading The Garden

The Highway

The Highway short story by Iris Carden There’s hours of driving between blink-and-you’ll-miss-them towns along this road. There’s nothing to see and highway hypnosis is a real problem. I have to stay alert, however, because in hundreds of kilometres of nothing, the occasional scrub bull, kangaroo, or even a feral camel, will pick the moment…… Continue reading The Highway