The Week in Review

What I’ve written Sunday: The Dream of a Cure Lupus patients dream of a cure. Recent research may bring us a step closer. Monday: Money Someone has run off with your friendly local funeral director’s ill-gotten gains. Fortunately, that deluxe coffin has a lot of space. Tuesday: Movie A very silly little story about two…… Continue reading The Week in Review

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

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

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 10

Saving Octavius chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden When they’d slept, Maurice gave them breakfast, and walked with them to the edge of the garden. “I thought about your friend who is partly in the void.  None of the ones lost in the void can leave it.  So the only way to reunite your friend…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 10

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

The Venomous Void Chapter 7

Into the Void Chapter of Work in Progress by Iris Carden Frederick had blinked overalls, hardhats with lights, and boots heavy boots for himself, Wendy, and the animals. Toad could not get her flippers into boots. “This is what the specialist rescue team would wear if they were going into an unknown place where the…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 7

The Venomous Void Chapter 6

Thread Chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Wendy had blinked to Mr Glanville’s house, leaving the others to stay with Bobby at home. Wendy explained their situation to Mr Glanville, and said she and Frederick really needed to know anything he could tell them about the Venomous Void. “I can confirm everything your…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 6