Whirlpool

Joseph stared at the charts on the table before him. Something was bothering him. Something had been bothering him for days now, but he couldn’t put his finger on it. All appeared to be going well. They had arrived at Lake Peigneur a week before and had quickly got their …

Khito Cipher – Moving On

London – July 2018 Alex fingered through the well-worn notebook for perhaps the 10th time that day. Nothing. As always. He wiped his brow, sweating despite the aircon inside the British Museum. Britain was currently experiencing an unusual heatwave that he wasn’t coping with particularly well. He’d much rather enjoy …

Frankly Franklin

Franklin looked up nervously as the thunder clouds rolled in. Great, he thought, first the sun had set, leaving him to wander around without a flashlight, and now he was going to be soaked to the skin. He squinted, searching for his distinctive orange Dodge Charger in the gloom. This …

Arcanus Protocol

As they descended from their ship, the Prescience, Dominus Arcanus checked over his calculations for perhaps the hundredth time. Ever since the tomb complex had been discovered during mining activity a year earlier, all his efforts had be devoted towards this expedition. It was a small miracle that the tomb …

The Last Tram Ride

“You are dooooomed!” He wasn’t really paying attention to anything while he waited the tram, so the cry of the crazed looking man caught Callum off guard, making him jump. He would usually just move away from those types of people, doomsayers, vagrants and the like, but before he could …

Chaos in the Library

This story is based on a miniatures game I played one night called Frostgrave, it produced such great results I couldn’t resist immortalising it in fiction. *** There was a chill in the air as Tim lead his warband into the ancient library, more of a chill anyway than was usual …

Comms Chaos Part 2

“What do we have here? My name is Otto, Otto von Kerbal, and you are?” he asked with a casual breeziness, when Alan didn’t answer he continued, “have we been having some fun downstairs?” He was also obviously German but his accent wasn’t as strong as the others. It was …

Comms Chaos Part 1

This story was written as a gift to my dad for his retirement, he loved it and I hope you all do too. *** Alan approached the telephone exchange with steely determination, this was it, the culmination of all his efforts, everything he had been working towards for the last …

Dark Rivalry

I wrote this story for a competition, it’s based in the Warhammer 40k universe and is set leading up to the game, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. *** A month of travel in the warp might seem a long time for the average person, but for an Astartes who has been …