HARD

CHAPTER 18 Kim awoke abruptly, her bladder about to burst, her eyes tired, her head in swinging pyrexia. She walked away from the pyre and the others to relieve herself by the bush. It had been burning for days. ‘Damn it,’ she winced through a tough squeeze. ‘Which one gave me this?’ It smelled funky [...]

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HARD (ACT 2)

CHAPTER 17 Reika reached into her trouser pocket and fumbled around loose change, screws, and string. She pulled out a sharp razor capped in worn out plastic. The blade still worked though. She reached for the lock ahead of her and started to fiddle with the razor, clicking and snapping until the mechanism came loose. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]