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  • THE PLAGUE GIVER COMETH PART THIRTEEN: BETWEEN THE UPRIGHT AND THE WISE

    An eco dystopian horror story in 20 parts

    The man shouted, the crowd gathered.  The torches were lit.  The hunt had begun. It was the beginning of the end.  Those who chose to follow chaos were the fine upstanding reverent folks you would see in church on Sunday morning.  Those who stood apart from the crowd looked to reason and thought for answers […] More

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    THE PLAUGUE GIVER COMETH PART TWELVE: FLOSSIE AND SHELDON

    As Sheldon made his way down the road he allowed himself to drift back into memories.  It helped abate the fear he had walking the street and about the coming gathering. Flossie was his dearest friend.  She kept him straight when he seemed to wander astray.  She was good at telling you off in a […] More

  • Plague Giver Cometh: Part Eleven – Leaving Camelot

    The world was moving into its darkest time.  The light of humanity had dimmed to the point of nearly being extinguished.  All was blanketed by madness. The nights were ablaze with fire.  No matter where you lived there could be seen an orange glow in the night sky.  The chaos was widespread and complete.  As […] More

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    SPINES & MICA

    A pair of black vultures circle way up high in a clear blue cloudless sky, as a relentless midday sun’s blistering heat reaches 42 degrees centigrade. The annoying wasp-like buzzing of a 50cc dirt bike breaks the deathly silence of the Sonoran desert. Zipping in and out of rocky outcrops, cacti and the occasional bleached […] More

  • THE GLADE

    The autumnal sun bled through the louvered shutter window causing pillars of light on the uneven flagstone floor, creeping slowly closer up and along the patchwork quilt, eventually invading the eyes of Marcus Rathbone. Pulling the duvet over his head like a creature of the night recoiling from the cleansing solar rays of the newborn […] More

  • The Plague Giver Cometh: Part Ten – An Invitation

    An eco dystopian horror story in 20 parts

    A stranger came to Sheldon’s house.  He was nervous about the visit from the strange man.  Sheldon had heard tales of inquisitors paying visits to people and then they disappear forever.  It didn’t matter if you were sick anymore, someone could simply say they heard you sneeze and then a mob would come to your […] More

  • The Plague Giver Cometh: Part Nine – The Virtuous

    An eco dystopian horror story in 20 parts

    The three little girls stood trembling.  They clutched onto each other while the crowd amassed around them. A man shouted to the crowd that he had heard one of them sneeze.  The crowd grew angry and ugly.  They were afraid for their lives and their families.  It was a terror that could only lead to […] More

  • The Plague Giver Cometh: Part Eight – Silhouette

    An eco dystopian horror story in 20 parts

    After two years, the Seeker had cast a silhouette over most of the world.  Darkness and misery became the staples of everyday life.  People had lost their sanity and many had lost their lives.  It would continue on its path until all would be destroyed. The sickness had died out, but the Seeker had continued […] More

  • The Plague Giver Cometh: Part Seven – The Prophet

    An eco dystopian horror story in 20 parts

    The old man stood on the corner of the street.  He was dressed in a nice suit and held a Bible in his hand.  He implored each passerby to listen to his words. With hands raised skyward he shouted his gospel to anyone who would listen, and even those who would not. Several people began […] More

  • Plague Giver Cometh: Part Six – Spirit House

    An eco dystopian horror story in 20 parts

    The house sat on a hill overlooking the bay.  It was empty and quiet.  There was a vibration of the past events that controlled the psyche of the house. Three people were laying in their beds.   A man and two children were still and pale.  They had been visited by the sickness.   A simple sneeze […] More

  • The Plague Giver Cometh: Part Five – Three Sisters

    An eco dystopian horror story in 20 parts

    Nora smiled.  Cora and Anna giggled.  They were alone.  Mom was sick and dad had to take her to the hospital. They were young.  All three of them had dark hair and blue eyes.  They were triplets. Cora decided to make herself and her sisters something to eat.  She fixed some sandwiches and poured juice. […] More

  • The Plague Giver Cometh: Part Four – Hearts and Flowers

    An eco dystopian horror story in 20 parts

    The funeral occurred on a damp grey day.  It was just one of many on that day.  The cemetery was filled with flowers from the hundreds of new graves and freshly broken hearts. Families lined up one after the other awaiting their turn to say good-bye to their loved ones. Back at that time they […] More

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