Category: Pendulum

disappointed woman

Is it true?

‘I’m leaving today.’ ‘But the contract …’ ‘No contracts are enforceable any more. You know that.’ ‘But why today? What’s the urgency?’ ‘All God’s work is urgent.’ ‘Urgent today, but not yesterday?’ ‘Until the call...

bikers gatecrash middleclass home

We’ve been taken over

The thought had more than once crossed her mind that Walter, if he had any influence at all with the gangs in Pallister, might be able to help them. At first, though, they had all...

girl being whipped

You saved my bacon

Hilda had the girl’s back bared, and looked at it. It was horrifying enough – marked with great weals which had bled in several places, one of them bleeding afresh where she had been knocked....

Bloody tears to my eyes

Her hand came round as he turned his head to look at her, still laughing, and cracked against the side of his face. Jane said involuntarily: ‘Oh, no!’ She saw Rod start to move across...

A fair trial

‘How do you plead?’ the yob asked Rod and Micky. They did not reply. He looked up at the Commander. ‘What does that mean, m’Lud?’ ‘Call it Not Guilty. Get on with it, Nipper. What...

As a local government officer

‘They’re armed, aren’t they?’ ‘They’ve got some guns. We could get hold of some, ourselves. I know where to lay hands on a couple of shotguns, for a start.’ Windle fiddled with his pipe, not...

crusaders

Forward into battle!

James let the tumult die, and went on, starting quietly: ‘This was Caesar’s world, Brothers, and we rendered unto Caesar. We ministered unto the bodies of the poor, and washed our hands of their souls....