A Night at the Ritz

EX/WHI won't be with you today: not because it's not written, but there's a bit of a conflict of interest going on. Right now I'm mired in an important re-edit of a novel being sent off for a significant prize next month. Last year, there simply wasn't the confidence I could fulfil the criteria. That's … Continue reading A Night at the Ritz

EX/WHI :: Part Twenty

Previous Part :: Next Part This should be an uncomfortable, strained evening meal, as had been the case every time Ami had discussed operations that had gone south. Except, of course, these were extraordinary circumstances. Both operatives remain alive and extremely well looked after; representatives of their planet, fact that was only now beginning to … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Twenty

EX/WHI :: Part Nineteen

Previous Part :: Next Part If he says so himself, this is a damn fine job. Putting down the black marker, Chris stands back to admire the completed, joint work. Massive expanse of wall is packed with two people’s reasoned observation, allowing moment of expectation that now completed, the aliens could yet wipe the whole … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Nineteen

EX/WHI :: Part Eighteen

Previous Part :: Next Part She dreams of their child, created by aliens. Foetus grows in an opaque, circular space, suspended mid-air, culmination of this bizarre experiment. A child is ‘born’ from her egg and Chris’ sperm, no worries in subconscious that part of this equation is impossible to complete. Unseen beings are not bound … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Eighteen

EX/WHI :: Part Seventeen

Previous Part :: Next Part His intelligence is impressive: able to translate her notes into a truth that now galvanises them both. The memory before Chris’ demise is of the Embankment, and afterwards of Big Ben, which does not necessarily assume they’ll visit the locations in that order whilst logically heading west. It is just … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Seventeen

EX/WHI :: Part Sixteen

Previous Part :: Next Part The suitability of this match has already exceeded expectations. Watching him work, Ami begins to understand just how complex a relationship she’s been inserted into, that their captors have considered long and hard exactly who from humanity would be abducted. Her initial assumption for their removal was simple: pick any … Continue reading EX/WHI :: Part Sixteen