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 #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 MODEL

Image by Christine Renney If the model had been bigger it wouldn’t have survived, someone would have destroyed it years ago, taken a hammer and smashed it to smithereens. But the baseboard was a little less than a metre square and it fitted easily into the back of a small van or a large estateContinue reading “THE MODEL”

TRAILBLAZERS

Image by Christine Renney They told us we would be hailed as PIONEERS, TRAILBLAZERS, the ones who began it, CREATORS OF A BETTER WORLD, A SAFER PLACE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN. We were upright and law abiding citizens. Why wouldn’t we – what did we have to fear, what could we possiblyContinue reading “TRAILBLAZERS”