Category: Hard

Over the next couple of weeks, serially alternating with The Fifth Horseman, I present to you a story of a dystopian universe now solely under the rule of mankind. One ‘left for dead’ planet still struggles to keep the sons and daughters of its former failed terraformers alive. 5 individuals are taken on an unprecedented […]

‘The elders have always claimed the we aren’t alone in the universe; that there was once a time when all mankind stood together and voyaged to distant planets, worlds beyond their wildest imagination, formed colonies and sustained life. Ever since we were toddlers we were told great stories of ‘the great exodus’, legends of how […]

CHAPTER 2 Kira checked off the last school visit on her list, and that would finally conclude the 3 month long outreach initiative. It was momentous and required a celebration. The local school teachers took the team out for drinks and thanked her for imbuing hope into the young ones as well as themselves. The […]

CHAPTER 3 Karin stepped into a dark corridor, as the door shut behind her, a small candlelight in the distance dimly lit a long hallway. She approached it to find a desk and lady sitting behind it. She was reading some old magazine when she suddenly looked up to see a strong womenly figure towering […]

CHAPTER 4 Drying off after being drenched in each others’ sweat, their bodies having repeatedly enjoyed each other, their senses were now numb, exhausted, spent, and satisfied. Karin laid comfortably on her back as Rayna gently massaged her toes for her. The soothing nature of which she did it could put anyone to sleep but […]

CHAPTER 5 The terrain had dramatically changed with the wavy dunes now far in the rear, Kira found herself driving on more flat and sturdy ground. The cracks reminded her of old dried water basins. In the proper hands, these lands would have flourished. ‘What a pity,’ she thought. There was not a town, or […]

CHAPTER 6 ‘You sure this is safe?’ Rayna looked disgusted as she checked the bottom of the empty wooden barrel. It was bringing up some unwanted mental images from the past she was trying to forget. Her lips quivered just thinking about the darkness, the small space, the thunderous galloping of horses, and roaring engines […]