Assume the brace position

The cabin crew are smiling tight-lipped smiles but everyone knows what’s happened. You can see it on their faces when they slip out of the cockpit and quickly pull the door shut behind them. The pilot has died. And there’s no co-pilot, because the recently departed was an arrogant dickhead who insisted on working alone.Continue reading “Assume the brace position”

Future shock

The violence of midday was over. The riot police had finished their work. Now, as five o’ clock rolled around, the students were sitting sprawled across the street outside parliament, waiting for the politicians to come out. The police were still there, standing in a line inside the gates, staring dully at the students. Nearby,Continue reading “Future shock”