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 …

The Fallen Archangel Leviathan – A short story

A story about how the Fallen might act should they ever walk the Earth. Beijing, China. Leviathan knew only fury. Whereas his brothers schemed and plotted, the archangel Leviathan was intent on the pursuit of pure and unadulterated sadism. Perhaps that was why he had been given the section of the world with the highest population. He cared little about …

The Fallen Archangel Asmodeus – A short story

Each of the Fallen made themselves into a parody of the natural virtues. Instead of abstinence and charity, Asmodeus became the personification of lust. The demons he spawned were all there to punish those who put Earthly pleasures over all else. It was a vice easy to take advantage of, his demonic minions there to corrupt. Often, all Asmodeus had …