Colony Chapter Sixteen

Cats chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden There was an alert from the gate.  An electronic voice said, “Zaratin official to see Angela James. Official has no weapon.” They let the official in.  Edward and James didn’t bother going to hide.  It did not have a weapon, the only thing on the belt…… Continue reading Colony Chapter Sixteen

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

Excerpt from Group Meeting

Group Meeting Chapter 1 by Iris Carden 1. Monday Morning They sat in their usual circle, in their usual varying attitudes of attention and inattention, waiting for the week to begin. “OK”, Sarah looked down at her notes. “Well it’s the start of another week. How did everyone go over the weekend?” Residents looked from…… Continue reading Excerpt from Group Meeting

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