A temple with statues. Aak fictionspawn

Dome of Doom

They came out in a big hall. The walls went far up into a cupola, meeting in the centre of the roof where a circular hole let the sunlight enter. A temple lost for tens of thousands of years.

-Amazing, Marduk exclaimed. -I’ve never seen anything like this..

-Extraordinary! John took a step out into the hall.

There were enormous stone statues by the walls. Marduk turned off his flashlight. The sunlight gave enough light to see, and he wanted to see it the way the people who once built it had seen it. The last remains of the first American settlement, arriving from the sea thousands of years before other humans came migrating down from the north. An African civilisation lost to history, just until now… (more)

Deadline Monster. Aak fictionspawn

Deadline

The last word was down. The article was written. He looked at the clock. He had time. The editing shouldn’t take too long.

He went into the kitchen and got himself a cup of coffee. The coffee maker fell over.

-Damn! He got a cloth and wiped it up. He could feel something breath him in the neck. He turned around. There was nothing there.

He put another coffee on, and waited. He felt it again. The breathing. He looked at the clock. The deadline was getting closer.

You won’t make it…

He turned around again…

A planet cracks open. Aak fictionspawn

The Big Hatch

Monson! Look a this!

Monson walked over to the screen connected to the main telescope. An image of Venus was showing.

-It’s Venus. What about it?

-Look! Carl changed the image to the temperature visuals, zoomed a bit in.

-That’s strange… Monson zoomed in a bit more. There seemed to be new volcanic activity all over the northern hemisphere.

-Keep an eye on it. I’ll go… The phone called. Monson picked it up. -Aha. Really? On Mars too? That’s truly… (more)

Darkness through the window. Aak fictionspawn

A Good Night’s Sleep

It had been raining for days. A lot. He was cold and wet. All his things were as well.

The clouds and the rain made the night dark, and with a strike of luck he saw a barn in a lightning flash. The roof was leaking, but he found a dry spot in a corner. There were even some old sacks he could sleep under.

His wet clothes were hanging to dry, and he snuck naked under the dry sacks. It felt good. Last night he had been trying to sleep under some bushes, but the rain had made it impossible. It had been hard.

A roar woke him up…