FORCE FIELD

Image by Christine Renney I was unable to leave the house. There was a barrier but it was invisible and others were able to pass through it. No-one would have believed me and I decided not to try to explain to my family and friends when they visited. They would have been perplexed and concerned,Continue reading “FORCE FIELD”

THE FOLLOWING

Image by Christine Renney Ella wouldn’t give in. She had plagued Stephen with questions, forcing him to answer. But he was the boy who didn’t know, who supposed. He was the boy who wouldn’t say, who couldn’t commit and he answered mostly in shrugs. When Michael joined them and decided to make an effort, sheContinue reading “THE FOLLOWING”

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”

GHOST LETTER 44

Image by Christine Renney It isn’t as deserted here on the outskirts as I had at first believed. This tract of wasteland circles the City and I have been walking it for almost a week. Gradually I have become aware of the life here, that despite the degradation there are pockets of industry. And despiteContinue reading “GHOST LETTER 44”

GHOST LETTER 33

Image by Christine Renney I try to convince myself it is sudden, this want, this need. It has been growing inside of me, unbidden, a well without water. How can I talk again after so long? Each time it surfaces I suppress it and resist. I could so easily run, abandon the City, and makeContinue reading “GHOST LETTER 33”