The ground is shaking with increasing intensity and regularity. I’m confident that before the sun rises my time will be up, my only consolation being the historic nature of my annihilation. It would be amiss for me to tell this story with the implication that Lucas was the originator of the event, however his keen… Continue reading Meteoric

One Day

I sat in the earth one day. Amongst the roots and the worms, I  shook hands with the moles and made friends with the rats. I dug below the crust and drank in the magma, grappled with the iron core and slowed the spin. If your watch runs funny, that’s me. I explored the mountains… Continue reading One Day

In the Genes

Monoamine Oxidase A (low activity genotype variation) and Cadherin 13 are known as the warrior genes. You may have heard of them, but didn’t know their names, well – there they are – MAOA-L and CDH13. For years scientists have been trying to find the causation of these two genes and violent behaviour; as the… Continue reading In the Genes

Empty Spaces Series .7

The vessel soared through the emptiness. Solar flares and gamma rays took the sails and flung them at light speed across swirling galaxies. Zephyr and Pixie lay on the deck and admired the stars as they flew by like comets. Zephyr, poured out two glasses of wine and handed one to Pixie, ‘Thanks’ she smiled.… Continue reading Empty Spaces Series .7

The Longest Day

Like drills, the siren pierced my skull. A world of pinpricked lights, as planets, and moons, and stars flew passed, or we flew passed? Lights twinkled through portholes in our metal skin shell. The siren stopped; the lights went out. A hiss of oxygen escaping, as I gasped for breath. The pods lit red as… Continue reading The Longest Day