The Frozen Wilderness

I looked back at the wreck of our aeroplane. The giant 747 lay at the end of its makeshift landing strip, like a fallen dragon; its last breaths forming plumes of smoke, even after defeat. Around me people clung to one another, trudging slowly through the dense snow. The captain Read more…

Sir Duncan’s Quest

Sir Duncan sat in the soothing warmth of the midday sun, absentmindedly polishing his leather saddle. The sun glinted off his shining armour, and warmed the leather straps which held it, tightened against his muscular arms. His skin was olive tanned, and wore the patterns of a hundred pale scars. Read more…

Desert Journey

Gavin trudged towards the top of the high dune. The scorching sand made his feet sore, as they sank down with each step he took. Behind him he could hear the horse that had thrown him, as it sped off on its own, back to the hire stall. On reaching Read more…

A Dip Too Far

Sarah and Tim loved swimming – they were both in the school team, and went to the same diving club, down by the docks. Although only 12, they both knew how to handle themselves underwater. Sarah signalled to Tim that they had ten minutes air left in the tanks, and Read more…