THE DRUG OF CHOICE

Image by Christine Renney There’s a new drug on the market but it’s exclusive. You can’t buy it from the Runners – you have to seek out the Supplier. Both he and his place are an integral part of the trip or so I have heard. It isn’t something you can take away in aContinue reading “THE DRUG OF CHOICE”

JIGSAW

Image by Christine Renney To imply his job was monotonous and boring would be an understatement; the work that Jackson did was mind-numbing, soul destroying. He joined together little pieces of metal, to be precise they were triangles of stainless steel. These triangles were thirty millimetres in length and each had a half moon-shaped cut-outContinue reading “JIGSAW”

THE DISCARDED

Image by Christine Renney I won’t claim that this will be a complete and definitive history of the Mind Wipes because that would be impossible. But I am almost seventy years of age and I have been drained only once. In order to achieve this, to survive with my memories intact, my mind unaltered byContinue reading “THE DISCARDED”

THE EXHIBITION

Image by Christine Renney People were talking about the exhibition and not just on the Net. Everyone, it seemed, knew someone who knew someone who had visited and who had a story to tell. Someone who enthused excitedly about their experience and how the images that they had seen held a particular significance. Insisting, inContinue reading “THE EXHIBITION”

ANTI-BAD

Image by Christine Renney I once had the chip, the Anti-Bad. I was a petty criminal and a repeat offender and so was deemed suitable. Someone who couldn’t help but help himself. They made me an offer and I didn’t refuse. What choice did I have? The prospect of a prison sentence, of yet anotherContinue reading “ANTI-BAD”

THE ERASER #12

Image by Christine Renney The trails Tanner was assigned to follow were merely ones made of paper. It wasn’t necessary for him to dirty his hands with anything other than the written records. These trails always began at the traitor’s last known address; a house or an apartment, sometimes just a room, a rented box.Continue reading “THE ERASER #12”

THE ERASER #10

Image by Christine Renney Tanner had often been responsible for the erasure of people he had known. This was against the rules. He was all too aware that cases where the person was known to the Eraser should be passed across to another worker and yet Tanner had ignored this time and again. Over theContinue reading “THE ERASER #10”

THE ERASER #9

Image by Christine Renney Tanner was a loner. Even prior to the System, during his childhood and throughout adolescence, he hadn’t managed to form any long term relationships. He had kept his head down, listened intently, and worked hard and he had been an above average student and yet none of his teachers had seemedContinue reading “THE ERASER #9”

THE ERASER #7

Image by Christine Renney Tanner had always managed to navigate his way through life unnoticed. He became acutely aware of this when he first began his work as an Eraser. Ordinary looking and extremely reserved, even as a young man Tanner realised that this did not fully account for the uncanny ability he had forContinue reading “THE ERASER #7”