• The Twins

    A Plan For Survival The alarms were loud. It was how they were supposed to be, and yet, as I tried to work out what was going on, I couldn’t understand why they were loud. What was happening? Breathing deeply, I remembered where I was, which was all I managed to do before the stasis chamber was opened. My brother looked down at me, holding one hand out to help me. Taking it, eyes meeting with his for a moment, I let him do most of the work, the alarm even louder as it echoed through the metal hallways. Like I expected he was already prepared, our emergency bags beside…

  • The Crash

    “Turbulence is normal.” I reached out for Lucy’s hand. Hers was shaking, eyes locked on the seat in front of her, but she was keeping her breaths slow. “You have nothing to be afraid of.” She nodded, staying silent. Behind me I could hear other people softly reassuring their travelling companions of the same thing. There were three other families I knew for certain were on the plane, plus us. It was Lucy’s first time flying, so I’d been hoping for a smooth journey, especially as the reason for it wasn’t the greatest. I’d always wanted her to have a chance to travel, but having to fly for a funeral…