SCAVENGER #6

During all their decades of searching, the Gatherers hadn’t ever discovered any signs of another settlement. Martha had explained to him that the early Scholars had emphasised the importance of the technology because they had believed it would be a means of communication, a way of reaching out and connecting with others. But they hadContinue reading “SCAVENGER #6”

SCAVENGER #3

Nate was still undecided as to just how beneficial a pair of binoculars might prove to be out on the Plain. He raised his head and spied the ruin. It was a low-level structure but on the flat, even at a distance, it stood out. It was almost certainly an old service station or tavern.Continue reading “SCAVENGER #3”

SCAVENGER #2

Head down, Nate scanned the ground in front of his feet as he walked.  He was moving quickly, kicking at the shale and loose rocks.  It was highly possible that he was leaving scrap in his wake but he didn’t care.  He wanted to cross a road or a creek and get this particular plainContinue reading “SCAVENGER #2”

SCAVENGER #1

Nate lifted his right hand and clamped it against his forehead, forming a peak.  He should have brought a hat, a baseball cap or something newly fashioned – it didn’t matter which and he had been remiss to venture out so far without one.  But he hadn’t expected the sun to be so high or so bright.  The terrain was featureless andContinue reading “SCAVENGER #1”

THE SELECTED

When the Selector came for him, Joe was taken aback. He supposed that all of the Selected were, that no-one really expected it would be them. There was much speculation about the Selection. It was the talk of the City and Joe, along with everyone else, had been intrigued, no – obsessed, as to whyContinue reading “THE SELECTED”