Prelude to the apocalypse – Abeo

Nigeria Nigeria is Africa’s largest grower of maize, producing nearly eight million tonnes a year. That was about to change. Most of the countries of Africa that were able to grow substantial crops were about to witness a cataclysm. Abeo Eze worked on one of Nigeria’s largest farms. He was a labourer, helping to maintain the farm as well as …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Gavin

Yellowstone National Park, USA. When he felt the stresses of life, Gavin Clay liked to retreat from the world into the wilderness for a few hours. He always came to the same spot on the shore of Lewis Lake. He wasn’t much of a hiker, so Gavin picked an area he could drive to. He liked the beauty of nature, …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Paul

New York City, USA. Present Day “It’s difficult. I don’t sleep well, and when I do, I’m woken by the terrors.” Paul Jackson resisted the temptation to hide his mouth behind his hands. The nine faces in the sharing circle were here for him, and he didn’t have to try to hide away from them. “We’ve all been there,” Jerry …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Xavier

Soumetande, Guinea Despite an abundance of mineral wealth, the people of Guinea were some of the poorest in Africa. Without the help of international organisations like Médecins Sans Frontières, many of its people wouldn’t have access to basic medical care. Doctor Xavier Bisset was there to help provide access to the healthcare they desperately needed. He could have been back …

Prelude to the apocalypse – Cliff

Los Angeles, USA “Get your hands off my car,” the annoyed Hispanic voice said. Cliff looked out of his repo truck at the overweight man running towards him. It was too late for the poor guy, Cliff already having hooked the towing apparatus in place. For a brief moment, he contemplated having a unique and in-depth conversation about the benefits …

Prelude the the apocalypse – Ahote

They were now in the fourth world, the previous three having been destroyed by fire and ice. The age of the lone wolf was over. So had said the Shaman when Ahote had asked for advice the other day. The answer wasn’t exactly what Ahote was hoping to hear. At a young age, Ahote had tried to get out into …

A glimpse of Hell – Tom

Tom had once had an important sounding title that he could no longer remember. He’d also been considered a hero when his information and investigation had been crucial in foilingthe criminal underworld of New York City. That heroic status saw him promoted and transferred to what he thought would be his dream job. With the offered promotion, Tom had been …

A glimpse of Hell – Kate

Kate ran, filled with a level of fear she didn’t know was possible. Through tear strewn eyes, she witnessed the decay in the dilapidated buildings as they flew by. None of them offered her any kind of sanctuary, for her pursuers would find her, no matter where she went. The demons were chasing her down, and as confused as she …

A glimpse of Hell – Mary

Mary was surprised when she woke up. She could still remember the blows and the searing pain as the knife had been thrust into her, the terrifying memory of her neck being opened up forefront in her thoughts. How the hell was she still alive? The air around her felt clean, a crisp chill caressing her nostrils. There was something …

The Fallen Archangel Mammon – A short story

A story about how the Fallen might act should they ever walk the Earth. Argentina Here it was, fifteen million people spread across nearly five thousand square kilometres. Streets and houses filled with desperate individuals, all clawing for survival in the ruins of the old and the horrors of the new. Already, the very fabric of society had shattered, leaving …