Veronica Volt - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 6:46pm
Veronica open the door a little, looked out and then shut it again.
'There is one on the other side of the door,' she whispered to Susan who stood behind her with the others.
'What do they want?' Susan whispered back.
'I do not know,' Veronica whispered a reply.
'Why are you whispering?' Charlie asked loudly.
'Sssshhh!' Veronica and Susan both said.
Veronica opened the door. A woman with a very pale face stood outside. She was wearing a striped top and beret like the others. She raised a hand and waved.
Joe Spivey - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:01am
Slowly, they completed the journey out of the stairwell and onto the concourse. The escalator slope that led up to the entrance excavation was about thirty metres away. They would need to get right up to the base of it to be able to lob their grenades up into the seething mass of adult ticks.
Joe Spivey - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:01am
Hobbes was backing away, his head slowly moving from side to side as his brain tried to deny what his ears were telling him. He managed two whole steps before making a sandwich of Gregor with Bodil on the other side. Gregor closed his hand around the archaeologist’s right wrist, just in case the he got careless with the pistol he was holding. Hobbes turned his head and looked up into Gregor’s pain filled eyes.
Joe Spivey - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:00am
The last of the food was finished and the party set off again. Pretty soon more and more foliage started to appear and the humidity started to rise. Ranger Weis stopped everyone to remind them that they were once again entering the preferred climate for the giant London Ticks. Consequently, weapons were rechecked and caution cranked up a notch or two.
Joe Spivey - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:09am
Bodil soon came to realise that carrying a sizeable lump of metal around soon makes your arm ache. She tried switching it from hand to hand, and that kind of worked for a while. Then she tried sticking it into the waistband of her pants like she had seen it done in movies but that didn’t work out as well as she had thought it would.
Veronica Volt - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:37pm
'They have surrounded the building!' Veronica exclaimed when Susan ran down the staircase. Susan ran to a window and looked out. Outside, two of the strange pale face creatures were waving hands in the air. One seem to be feeling for rain and then opened its Umbrella, invisible of course. The other began to dance, one hand holding down on its beret.
Joe Spivey - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:56am
Bodil, Ellie and Gregor stood and looked at Weis while Hobbes paced up and down looking unhappy.
“No.” Bodil said after a few seconds. “I don’t recall that she did, say, how big they were.”
Joe Spivey - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:25am
With Ellie’s aid, and flanked by Professor Hill and Mister Hobbes, Gregor walked up and down the corridor a few times until he and Ellie between them decided that he was probably strong enough to attempt the journey back to the surface.
Joe Spivey - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:02am
Her ears ringing from the gunfire, Bodil ran to help Ellie with Gregor. Together they laid the bodyguard flat and, still working together as Bodil’s paramedic training kicked in, they quickly and carefully began to examine the extent of the damage to Gregor’s chest and abdomen.
Joe Spivey - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:48am
Gregor turned back, his eyes wide.
“We need to go. Now.”
Ellie grabbed an arm each of Hobbes and Professor Hill and turned them towards the exit.
SH_Station - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 6:41pm
Here is Susan Grindel of Spider Hill Radio with a special report. As our listeners know, there has been encounters with-
Ummm, sorry... our engineer thinks they are aliens, but the truth is, we do not know who are the strange pale face people seen in Spider Hill. We have seen them around the station building, we have seen them make strange hand waving, we have seen the strange striped tops and berets. Now, our newest reporter, Mr Luke Redeye, has volunteered to go outside to investigate. Luke, can you hear us?
Joe Spivey - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:06am
Despite Bodil having seen a pre Fall reactor before, what was visible through the metre thick lead glass window took more than a moment to make sense of. The much smaller reactor at the LifeNet facility in Iceland was mainly a large empty room with a couple of overhead cranes, lots of pipes and gauges and an empty floor area.
Joe Spivey - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 4:08am
The steps were steep and longer than the ones they had come down to get into the generator hall. They let out into a small unlit corridor with a single doorway off to the left. At the far end of the corridor more steps upwards.
Joe Spivey - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:33am
With weapons cocked, Gregor and Weis cautiously led everyone back the way they had come and in the direction from where the new light source seemed strongest. They rounded the last corner into the concourse and stopped. With the new, but still dim, lighting they were now able to take in the whole of the concourse. Both men surveyed the space along the barrels of their weapons before Weis finally announced it clear from any threat, or ‘seems safe-ish’ as he put it.
Joe Spivey - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:08am
While the two of them disappeared into the darkness with only the bobbing beams of their torches showing their position, the remaining trio carried on with the rest of their meal. The comfortable silence was broken by Professor Hill
“Why does Mister Hobbes call you ‘Miss Troy’?”
Veronica Volt - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 7:46pm
'Can you hear anything?' Susan Grindel, one of the radio station main broadcasters, asked.
'No,' Veronica said listening to the door. 'Nothing.'
'Perhaps they have gone,' Susan said.
'Only is one way to be sure,' Veronica responded. She opened the door. A pale face with a beret stared back, Veronica gasped and quickly shut the door. 'No, still there.'
'Let us look from above,' Susan said. Veronica followed her up the staircase.
Joe Spivey - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am
“What? Warm? How?”
“Touch it. It’s warm.”
Kiako Lalene - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 8:39am
Kingdom of Falkland, 2311
Smoke and ruin surrounded them, the crackling of burning timber and the occasional crash of collapsing stonework an appropriate backdrop to the desolation of his soul at that moment. He was tired of running, the day's efforts leaving him an exhausted mess that could barely take another stop forward let alone bring his rifle to bear against the hateful invaders of his homeland. Now, sitting amongst the rows of bottles and packaged food, he waited for his pursuer to find him.
SH_Station - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 8:06pm
This is Susan Grindel of Spider Hill Radio with important news. Strange pale face creatures have been seen in Spider Hill town. It is not known who they are or what they want. They be from some clone experiment or may be-
Hush Charlie, the microphone is on!
They may be from some clone experiment or may be creatures from the radiation zones. At the present time we do not know.
Joe Spivey - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:12am
The ranger disappeared around the corner and when Ellie and Gregor found him a few seconds later Weis had gone past the foot of some stone steps and on through the passage to the other platform.
Joe Spivey - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:59am
The decent to the level of the Central Line was uneventful. By the time they reached the concourse at the bottom the dancing torch beams were picking out very little in the way of plant life. Yes, there was some ceiling collapse and there was a fairly large pool of water being fed by sporadic drips from another great crack directly above them, but on the whole the condition of the concourse wasn’t too bad.
Aventae - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 1:37am
(Artist: Me) (Music: Forbidden Lullaby)
(finally going to be linking some stories together so they arent completely insane, omggggg)
Aventae - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 6:02pm
Joe Spivey - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:13am
Archaeologist Hobbes now directed the party through several much more narrow tunnels and then down a flight of stone steps, keeping up a nervous commentary as he did so.
Veronica Volt - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 7:15pm
Veronica stopped the buggy, jumped out and began to walk towards the building containing the Spider Hill Radio control room. Her eyes danced left and right to the ground so to avoid meeting anything with eight legs when suddenly she bumped into someone. She looked up. It was a man wearing a striped white and red top and a red beret.
Joe Spivey - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:45am
When Weis and Gregor started to get so far away that the surrounding darkness threatened to hide them from view, Ellie started to creep forward to keep Gregor within range of her torch. Bodil and Hobbes followed suit but with Hobbes’ torch now turning like a demented lighthouse to make sure nothing was creeping up on them while they tried to make sure nothing crept up Weis and Gregor.
Joe Spivey - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 3:56am
Bodil turned to the little ranger.
“Ranger Weis, we were wondering if you had any idea when the entrance hole we came down might have been created. It seems to have been made by an explosion.”
Joe Spivey - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:14am
No writing today because I had a stupid idea: "hey... pictures!" So I made some pretty pictures lol, well, I tried.
On the plus side, she no longer needed to use the bathroom.