A post-Brexit Britain… A Tory government in coalition with the Far Right … Detainment camps in Dover … A soldier gone AWOL heads to the Resistance Towns across the border in Wales…
“The memory was a like a bad tooth that his tongue kept wanting to probe.”
From Kevan Manwaring
Private Steven ‘Spammy’ Riggs was lost, badly lost. Discovering he had just returned to the same turning in the woods passed an hour ago, he kicked a rotting stump, sending up a spume of spores. ‘Going round in bloody circles,’ he muttered to himself. Coughing, he hawked up some phlegm to get rid of the bitter taste.
His saliva glistened on the tongue fern, summing up his feelings for the place. It was only meant to be a short-cut. As the crow flies turned out to be ‘as the diseased carrion bird splutters to its death’.
The silhouettes of the trees bled their shadows into the sky – making the forest around seem to grow, tower above him, close him in. He was losing light and he needed to find somewhere…
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