ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Eight

It was extremely fortunate that Ryan and Kas recognised the path they’d walked along a few days earlier. An orienteering sign with a gnarled tree trunk stump nearby was the giveaway. From that point they knew the town was only an hour’s walk away or so. The number of lurchers had reduced greatly since Ryan’s … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Eight

ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Seven

The flames danced with spirit as the fire grew in size and ferocity. It quickly engulfed the adjacent side of the cabin from which Ryan and Kas stood, who were waiting patiently for their moment to run. They could hear the excitable sounds of the lurchers as they were drawn towards the blaze in number. … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Seven

ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Five

Ryan held his breath. The sound of shuffling feet and the occasional throaty growl could still be heard. At least they weren’t hammering on the side of the shack anymore. He looked across the room towards the shivering Kas whose breathing was becoming increasingly laboured. That was all he needed, to soon be sharing the … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter Five

ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter One

The truck rumbled into another town midmorning the next day. It was just as well because they were practically running on fumes. The town was big enough to assume there’d be a petrol station and places in which to find food. The only problem was that there were lurchers—a lot of them! Kas had run … Continue reading ASAS: Survival of the Fittest–Chapter One

Dead End Relaunch!

The first series of stories I published on this blog is back, re-edited and ready to be seen by the world again. Follow the story of Andy Bruce, a father recently estranged from his daughter, as he’s woken in the night by something very unexpected… and very deadly! Can he make it to the two … Continue reading Dead End Relaunch!

The Light (Poem)

(TRIGGER WARNING–Reference to suicide) I sigh with relief as it closes in, That light I’ve long yearned for within. I stretch my arm and extend my hand, I close in on the conclusion of my plan. The suffering, The pain, The struggling, The shame, It all ends here tonight. I smile with sheer delight. The … Continue reading The Light (Poem)

ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 11

Jay believed Ryan. It turned out he’d been suspicious of Mel’s motives all along but had been reluctant to speak out in case it came back on him. “Pretty sweet that you’re gettin’ sex out of the whole thing. I thought you were keen on Georgina though? Isn’t that the reason for you doin’ all … Continue reading ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 11

ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 10

“He never got the chance to reach a safe zone. I took care of him.”Georgina nodded her head slightly followed by a tearful outburst.Ryan had wanted to tell her in more heartfelt a fashion but was still seething after Harry’s belittling words prior to his death. He neglected to tell her exactly how Harry had … Continue reading ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 10

ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 9

The truck came to a halt and the six men inside climbed out, including the driver. They each checked their weapons—standard army issue SA80 assault rifles—then started off down a path that led into the nearby woodland. Jay led the way with Kas and Ryan just behind him. Ryan felt naked without his 7-iron to … Continue reading ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 9

ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 8

Just a couple of days after their arrival at the renegade safe zone of New Haven, the weather turned without any prior warning. As the residents slept at night, the skies opened up and the first showering of rain hit the ground in what had been a couple of months. It rained with a vengeance … Continue reading ASAS: New Black Plague–Chapter 8