HARMONY

Image by Christine Renney We are divided but we all believe in the City.  How could we not?  The evidence is everywhere.  We have the artefacts and the photographs.  It is our story and, if we are unable to understand yet, we can at least know it and we are putting it in order, intoContinue reading “HARMONY”

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”

HINTERLAND

Image by Christine Renney Davis has a rucksack now but he hasn’t yet started to fill it. Slung across his back, its emptiness, its weightlessness, is a constant reminder that he has failed. Davis sees others in the distance more frequently now and, like him, they seem lost, trapped here amidst the plentiful debris. OnContinue reading “HINTERLAND”

A PLACE OF PLENTY

Image by Christine Renney Davis feels he has failed, that by turning back he is giving in. He tries hard to convince himself it is just a setback but he has been searching for days and hasn’t yet managed to re-find the road. Davis is lost, or at least this is how it seems, howContinue reading “A PLACE OF PLENTY”

THE ERASER #13

Image by Mark Renney They are part of the System, all of their names are still somewhere in the records. Only once and it is always something insignificant – a job application perhaps or a club membership. If one of them has been mentioned in a newspaper report or a magazine article and it isn’tContinue reading “THE ERASER #13”

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 #8

Image by Christine Renney When tracking a suspect Tanner was always diligent; recording everything, scrawling it in a little notebook, all he observed and managed to over hear, no matter how mundane or insignificant it might seem. He believed the details mattered, that they were important, a part of it. Alone in his apartment, TannerContinue reading “THE ERASER #8”