Category: Pendulum

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....

biker gang

They came through fast

Once, as Rusty was plodding along the road, he heard a familiar faint sound to the east, rapidly growing as spinning tyres ate up the distance between. He wondered about pulling off, but there was...

The warmth of prejudice

He did not unload the cart, simply making sure there was no way of rats getting at the food. He never unloaded on the premises. It was unlikely that Hilda would come out unexpectedly, but...

A different weakness

‘How long have you known him?’ Her curiosity must have been strongly roused for her to put the direct question. Jane said: ‘Oh, a few months.’ ‘I should think he’s very different from your Professor.’...