HARD

The previous post was the last for ACT 1... I started HARD to meddle with more visceral writing and see how far I can take the story of a few simple characters and throw them into a dystopian world filled with the raw and untamed. I know I have a long way to go but [...]

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HARD

CHAPTER 16 All was ablaze! The flames and billowing smoke killed everything in sight, spreading its reach to every crevice it can find. Chaos and confusion sent every occupant of the building scurrying around for an escape outside while the tornados whisked them away into the clouds launching their dead crisp carcasses in all directions. [...]

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CHAPTER 15 Hidden among dense shrub, stood a looming radio tower a few meters off the fort. Waves of strong gusts challenged the hill, howling, preparing for the oncoming tornados. As the women in horses approached, the gate leading into the compound seemed to have unlocked itself. A panel automatically keyed itself and the colour [...]

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CHAPTER 14 Lucas rummaged through his linen closet. He skimmed through till he saw what he wanted, an angry red leather zip-up with a breastplate; just the kinds Lucas found eccentric enough for a date with death at his door. He stormed passed the corridor, watching the long stretch of window panels vibrating, holding strong [...]

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CHAPTER 13 At the crack of the cold, silent dawn, the blood-soaked the wood floors and the hay sickened the horses. Though she had dug a ditch deep enough to dump the body, the stench persistently lingered across the barn. Karin washed herself of all evidence but left her quarters the way it was. She [...]

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CHAPTER 12 It was cold night and a chilly breeze tended to the skin, like a friend carrying tears away into the horizon, hoping to reach separated loved ones. Janet held her arms crossed lying on the windowsills while she stared into the distance, watching the moon, the quiet grass, the sleeping horses and night [...]

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CHAPTER 11 Kira woke up abruptly to a slight tickle over her nose. Little children in just loin cloth giggled as they withdrew. She noticed one of them was holding a feather. ‘Good morning!’ she greeted then yawned. It seemed to amuse the kids so much. She could see past the hemp that made the [...]